I'm looking for a rod and reel setup that will do the following:
1) Cast a looong ways
2) Handle salmon to ~20 lbs in rivers.
3) Good sensitivity for river fishing
4) Reel has to be left handed
I'd like to use it as primarily a river fishing rod, but will want to be able to shore fish lakes & ocean at times and throw an ounce or two a long ways. I've been very happy with Shimano reels but have never owned a baitcaster style. I'm thinking the Cardiff 401, anyone have any experience with it?
As far as rods, 9-10 ft is what I'm after, but there's so many I have no idea where to start. I'm thinking M-H action and fast taper? Needs to be 2 piece or more so I can fly with it.