Re: Hacking my way through hyperbole
I am heading to Islamorada in April for the same reason the op is heading to Andros. Anyway, I'm currently looking for a new 8wt. setup that won't break the bank.
I've been looking at Allen, specifically the Xa series rods and the Alpha II or III reels. How does the Allen Xa (or Compass) compare with the Rise Level (or Balance) rods you mentioned? This rod will only get used in FL for this trip, possibly more trips down the road, and maybe some steel head and salmon up in MI.
Also, do you have any other suggestions on reels besides the Alpha that won't break the bank, so to speak?