07-25-2010, 01:41 PM
Re: Need Help.
Ozark, I've fished several Ross reels for eighteen+ yrs.
They are in my rentals now. Ross finally discontinued the reel to get me to buy another.
The Reddington drift is the same weight, simplicity, of design. We'll see about long term durability. So far, so good.
The Galvans will out last either of the above, by far..has a great drag, and Good folks supporting too.
I vote for the 9ft. rod, it will fish more species/water, than a shorter rod. I use mine on everything from small salt casting, to brushy creeks, lakes, and pretty big rivers too.
Spend the money for good gear, and it will treat you well for the rest of your fishing career.
Ultimately, it's not catching fish that satisfies, but knowing how.