Re: 8WT Recommendations
i picked up 8wt few month ago for Pike/Carp/Muske although i havent caught anything large on it yet.
SAGE Response 8wt ($395) with Sage 3880CF reel and i really really like the rod.
my budget was $500 and under for the rod i've cast a bunch: TFO BVK (2nd pick) some other TFO, and few other from Redington, Orvis, etc.
SAGE came out on top, very accurate, consistently cast most line and most accurate. what i liked most about it, is when compared to other rods it didnt hurt my wrist casting it for extended amount of time.
you should check it out
o and it will handle Salt water