Ok so this morning I waz using my 8' shakespear rod in the north top sail inlet. It broke into three pieces after my bottom rig was caught on something. Kind of bitter sweet, my third cast (bitter) but I get to get a new combo (sweet)! I am bouncing between a baitcast set up, saltwater set up, or the old spinning reel set up. I am not the most experienced angler but I enjoy it immensely. I tend to fish in random spots up and down the coast and inter coastal. I want something that will serve both but also within a modist budget. If you have any ideas or advice I would be stoked to hear it.