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A little more info needed. What is your price range?

We can go all over the price map here.

 

I can recommend MHF give your range, and the size

differences between bass, snook, and tarpon. Most 

will suggest something in the 7' range. You could 

probably go with a Med XF St. Croix which will be 

somewhere between a M and MH.

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If bass is your primary target, I would go with a M/F, that's a nice sized spinning rod for bass that's still small enough where you can spool up 8lb line and use it for finesse techniques. For snook and tarpon, I am fairly sure that you will will want MH/F however, which you can still use with bass. So I second M/XF (or a stiffer M/F rod).

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I would probably look at some of the "inshore"  rods.  Many companies like Okuma, St Croix and Penn make them. There are of course others too.  I would probably suggest a 7 to 7"4" MH.

 

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I have an older Hurricane Redbone casting rod that I really like.  These are saltwater rods, but I use mine for bass.  List is $99.99.  Store had 2 Mediums for $75.  Later kicked myself for not buying both.  Medium is rated 3/8-3/4 and MH 3/8-1 oz.  Don't know how far I can push either end, but my Medium will launch a Yo-Zuri 3DB Popper a loooooonnngg ways. Have no doubt it will cast lighter with no problem.

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plus 1 for the redbone, also check out Calico Jack..they make a nice rod that wont break the bank. For my $ I like ugly stik, most all my combos see double duty for salt and freshwater. Ugly stik elite, inshore select,  even the Ugly stik intracoastal that you can only find at Wal mart but are like <$40 have been very good to me.

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1 hour ago, ThatredneckguyJamie said:

plus 1 for the redbone, also check out Calico Jack..they make a nice rod that wont break the bank. For my $ I like ugly stik, most all my combos see double duty for salt and freshwater. Ugly stik elite, inshore select,  even the Ugly stik intracoastal that you can only find at Wal mart but are like <$40 have been very good to me.

I've been told the Ugly Stick is the most popular rod in Florida.  For some reason I would just prefer something else.  Personal bias. Definitely tough sticks from what I read.

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Uglystick is by far the most durible toughest rods ever known to man. If you want a set up that you can hand your grand kids 30 years down the road. Then the diawa bg and uglystick combo is the most recomended for durability in all of fishing. That being said if you want to have carple tunnel 30 years from now and have to get your wife to hand it over to your grand kids. Then look know further. Lol! Itis bar far the toughest combo on the planet. But the ugly stick is really heavy as is the bg reel. So is an army tank. But they do have the uglystick elite and ulgystick lite that are lighter then the gx2 but still a haevy rod.

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Ugly sticks have very little sensitivity good for cranking though.

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I tried ugly stik pro lite, labelled as "the most durable and sensitive". No sensitivity at all, useless. The Excursion is the only Shakespeare I'd buy.

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On 2/6/2018 at 7:49 PM, Ineedanewscreename20180506 said:

daiwa bg 2500...and tarpon....

That's going to be fun, (while it lasts)

 

If it's mostly bass, a St Croix, or Daiwa stick would be my choice, if it's a salt stick that will see a bit of bass, the Shimano Teramar is a lot of rod for the $.

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