I am going to be fishing mainly the rivers in the mat-su area bank fishing (one guided trip) and some other highway areas targeting silvers (don't mind chums pinks etc.). I would like to mainly use artificials like vibrax and pixies, but I will use bait if I need to. I want an ideal rod for spinners because i have a conventional set-up that should be fine for bait. It'll be paired with a daiwa spinning reel with one spool of 30-40# barid and one spool of 14-17# mono. What rod would you suggest? I really like the way graphite rods feel and cast, so I don't really like ugly sticks, but i will go that route if it is needed. I am really looking at the Lamiglass g1000 series and the Northwest specials and Rogue River Special...I like the lifetime warranty and I've found the G1000 for 130. I do not want to spend over 150. Here are the models that I'm looking at.
1) G1000 SeriesLamiglas G1311 mh (10-20#) 8"6 + Parellel Northwset Special
2) Rougue River Special RR86MTS medium/mag action 10-25#
Also, considering the cheaper graphite rods like the Browning and Berkely. loomis is way out of my price range and the st. Croixs that are affordable to me only have a 2 year warranty so i can't justify their cost. I definitely would not mind spending less!
3) Berkly Air IM7
4) A94-9MH9A10-201/2-1 1/29'0"2MH94.954) Browning® Fishing Six Rivers Salmon/Steelhead Spinning Rods
$49.99 38-140-306-00 8-17 LB
1/4-5/8 OZ 8' 6" M
HANDLE A SR86MT-2 $49.99 38-140-308-00 10-20 LB
3/8-1 OZ 8' 6" MH 10-20lb
HANDLE A SR86MHT-2
Any other suggestions?
Thanks for the help.