Which rod do I buy?
...............If there is any way you can try a couple of rods before you start spending money,you will be better off. Not only will you learn about rods,but also lines. It is awfully easy to end up with equipment that you don't like. Having said that,I own several Loop rods,three of which are in the Blue series. Two 11.5',and a 14',and they are great casting,and fishing rods. Close in or far out,sinktips or T-14,makes no difference. They are all 4 piece,they will fit in any trunk,and you can pick them up at a reasonable price. You want to buy tackle that you can grow in to,not out of. Good Luck,and Have Fun!!