Re: Need help choosing a new 8/9/10 wt rod.
I know nothing about surf casting other then you need a longer rod to make life a little easier, but I do bass fish. Personally I wouldn't want longer then a 9' rod for most of the lakes I fish here in chicagoland. I, usually, fish from shore and anything longer would be a pain as there is lots of cover where I fish so 9'6 or 10' would cause issues. On a boat longer would probably not be so bad though. The TFO combo mentioned earlier would be my choice for bass here from the options given, but like I said I don't know surf so I'm not sure how well it would work for that.
'If our father had had his say, nobody who did not know how to catch a fish would be allowed to disgrace a fish by catching him.'