I bought two (2) 9' Scientific Anglers 8/9wt fly rods that were on a close-out sale. One I have used (and will continue to do so), the other still has the plastic covering on the cork, never used - You send me $25.00 and the cost of shipping same to you and you'll have your inexpensive, very functional, fly rod for saltwater use. You can sort out what you want for a reel, can't help you there.

Not only has the rod worked well for red drum, but also was put to use in Alaska for Dolly Varden and silver salmon.