Hey, welcome to the board. As krd mentioned, it'll be tough to find an American made rod for 150.
Also, since you're new to this, realize that a reel and line are also going to run into some bucks too. For all around light inshore SW (bones snook, redfish, specs, baby tarpon, jacks snappers etc etc etc) and FW (LM bass, peacock etc) I'd go with an "8 weight" rod, nine feet long. Plus a SW proof reel, disc drag that will hold 200 yds of 20lb dacron. (You won't need all that backing in FW, but you just might in SW). Also a four piece rod is easier to travel with if you fly (it can be checked overhead), but same rod in 2 piece, if available will be 20-30 less if flying isn't a concern.
If you're looking for 150 all in, you might want to consider an LL Bean Streamlight Outfit (rod, reel, backing, fly line, and leader and reel on rod tube) 199 with two piece rod, or 239 with four piece rod. Imported.
Streamlight Fly Rod Outfit, Saltwater 8-10 Wt. with Streamlight LA Reel: Streamlight Outfits at L.L.Bean
(Separately the reel goes for 80, two piece rod 125, and the four piece 165).
Otherwise for around 150 for just the rod, there's the TFO Pro, a four piece rod, about 150, imported. It's decent rod and good value, with a lifetime guarantee and replacement if the rod is broken for a modest fee (around 25-30 bucks). If you go that route and buy a rod separately, get a "weight forward taper" line to match. I'd pick a floater and since you're in Fla, get a "tropical line" (they'll stand up to high temps better than standard lines that tend to get gummy in Fla because of their coatings.)
I haven't used one but there is also the St Croix Imperial “handcrafted in North America” two piece rod 170, four piece 190. (There is a less expensive St Croix model, but it's made overseas.)
Made in USA rods will generally run about 200 and up.