Re: Snook in the flats... Rod/reel recs?
I caught a fair number of snook, drum, trout, etc. around Sanibel using a $40 8wt Cabela's Cahill combo with an upgraded saltwater line. I just couldn't justify spending more for a rod/reel I use one week a year. Not exactly what you are looking for though but it worked just fine.
Now of course, I'm already planning an upgrade. My guide used a 330gr Sage Bass II and Xi3. Interested in what others suggest...