What brand rod and spinning real are good for salt water fishing?
Penn, Shimano, Daiwa, Quantum, all have excellent quality reels to choose from. Find your “price range” & be assured that you got a good reel if you purchase one of these 4 brandname’s.
Ingun has got my vote for an Ugly Stik or Ugly Stik “Lite” for an excellent “entry-level” rod that is “bomb-proof”.
If I wanted the best “Bang-for-your-Buck” combo outfit I would buy:
Shimano-“Spheros”, ($80-120), matched to an Ugly Stik “Lite” rod. (“Baitrunner’s” are excellent reels too! Make sure you need/want the “bait-running” feature before settling on this reel.)
Penn- “SSg Graphite”,($80-90), matched to an Ugly Stik “Lite” rod.
Quantum- “Boca” , ($120-$130), matched to an Ugly Stik “Lite” rod.
(As you can see, Ugly Stik’s & Penn reels are very popular! lol)
(Also realize that for “inshore saltwater” fishing you CAN use your freshwater outfit’s if you flush/wash them with fresh water after each “saltwater” trip. I currently use a Shimano “Symetre” reel for “inshore” fishing and it works fine! Just don’t forget to wash’um up!)
Hope this helps ya?! Good Luck!
Salt Water Sound- Zero 7