Re: Best Rod Overall
Too much of a personal opinion is right. 10 anglers can answer that question and you might get 10 different answers... and none of them may be right for you.
The best thing to do is to go cast a few. If that's not much of an option, and you order online, make sure you get a test drive period so that you can send the rod back if you try it and don't like it.
Also, if the 25 year warranty looks good, why not look for a rod with a lifetime warranty.
The St. Croix Legend Ultra and Legend Elite fits your price range and comes with a lifetime warranty. So does the Winston Vapor. They are all excellent rods.