I have decided to purchase a new spinning rod to go with my shiny new SHIMANO SUSTAIN FE 2500 reel. It’s no secret I’m very fond of the G Loomis GL2 and GL3 series rods and a safe bet would be a GL3 for this application. However I’m feeling the need to try something new and in this case new would be the ST CROIX LEGEND ELITE series of spinning rods. If there’s a downside to this option the ST CROIX cost about $100 more than the G LOOMIS. Anyhow my mind is far from made up and I may look at some other options.