Spin Rods Help? Daiwa Tierra IM7 vs Basspro Tourney Special IM7 vs Ugly Stik Lite

Discussion in 'Fishing Rod Review' started by johnqle, Jan 17, 2007.

  1. johnqle

    johnqle New Member

    I just got the new Daiwa Exceler EXC3000 spin reel and now looking for a matching rod.

    Could you please help me decide on which 6ft all-around MH spin rod from the following list with regards to quality, lightness and durability (with some light inshore saltwater use from the jetties, beaches...)?

    - Team Daiwa Tierra IM7 TD-TR601MHFS 8-17lb ($40)
    - Basspro Tourney Special IM7 6-17lb ($40)
    - Ugly Stik Lite SP1160-1MH 8-17lb ($40)
    - Eagle Claw Aristocrat G2 AGS601H 10-20lb (best-buy rated by OutdoorLife mag)
    - Any other rod in the $40 range?

    Appreciate all your inputs...
    John Q.