With Christmas coming, i'm in the market for some new setups to ask for.
I'm looking to get into throwing jigs for snook and am thinking about a Daiwa BG 5000 for the reel, just looking for a nice rod to pair with it. I'd love a custom rod, but think those might be too expensive. So I was just hoping for some recommendations for something off the shelf. I'd love the rod to kind of serve a few purposes as well besides throwing jigs; maybe throwing something from the bridges (jigs or live bait) and maybe taking it offshore to throw pitch baits whenever i'm invited on a friends boat.
I'm also trying to get a better bottom fishing setup mainly for use throwing from the bridges. In my transition from googan i'm trying to get a conventional instead of the strictly spinners in my arsenal thus far. I'm thinking a Daiwa Seagate for the reel (maybe a saltist) and just wanted a recommendation for a good rod. Mainly going to be throwing from the keys bridges and piers, but also hoping to pull double duty as an offshore bottom rod. I was looking at the Star Rods EX530H so far, but would love some feedback here.
Any and all advice would be greatly appreciated and I promise to post pics and reports on what the news setups land.