Re: 9-12 wt what your pick and why
I don't get to do much saltwater fishing, but I use an Orvis Large Arbor IV. Were it me, and I fished on salt more than I do now (or had more of an opportunity), I'd get a Hatch. Not saying that the Abel's, Tibor's and such are not good reels, but I've lusted after a Hatch for years...I'd be skinned if I bought one, though.
It's not the heat, it's the stupidity.
What manner of jackassery will I be subjected to today?