last summer I bought an 8"6 Clarus baitcaster from trustworthys. I broke it and brought it to a dealer in the lower 48 for replacement (trustworthy was out) anyways, it got lost and I have a credit for a free rod. Problem is being in the mid west no one stocks the salmon/steelhead baitcaster rods. I even met with a shimano rep today and he had no idea. I think I may have it narrowed down between two models. The rod was about perfect for flossing reds on the mainstem kenai and I'm looking to use the credit I got to replace it. The models I have narrowed it down to are...cscx86mh2b and cscx86m2b. Anyone have one of these rods lying around that they use for reds. According to the specs they are rated to really heavy lure wts. 5 and 4 ozs. I just want to make sure in not ordering a broomstick before I order the wrong rod.
Thanks for any help. I tried calli trustworthy and the big box store in town but neither had their rods out so couldn't help me.