Re: Surf fishing? best multi-purpose rod and reel??
There is no perfect multi purpose rod reel combo. I'm getting ready to have my third and forth rainshadows built for very specific reasons. A conventional to fill some gaps in plugging and a 8 or 9' rainshadow to match my stella 5000 for eels and tin for albies, bonita, as well as slender swimming plugs.
Now you may think, great Jon good for you, spend all that money but the same can be done with cheaper rods and reels and its well worth doing if the combo helps offer the presentation better.
I see guys all the time with multiple 10' rods with the same ratings and wonder why?