recommendation for an 8wt rod?
so i've decided my next rod will be 8wt for Carp / Pike and occasional salt water fish, so basically some bigger fish.
i dont have a certain budget set in mind, so open to all opinions,
i dont think ill be buying $800 rod, but i also wont be buying bottom of the range $150 rods, so anything good in the middle range??
Sage, Scott, Orvis, Redington, St.Croix, Ross, ??
and while at it, any good and not too crazy expensive reels to match?