First of all great service from Saltwater edge. Everyone is very good in the store. 8'8" airwave elite is a great rod. It is stiffer than I wanted but still a great rod. Good for plugs. If you throw sloggos in water it is a bit too stiff. Does not have that parabolic feel. In same size variation if you look more flexibility and want to stay wiyh lightweight design I would try Lamiglass carbon 9", lightweight rod. 50 bucks more only. That is my next buy I guess.
Great value jetty rod for West Coast Ling and Rockfish. Great for Pacific Mexico from the rocks rod for Cubera, Jack Crevalle and Roosters - when they aren't in huge surf. Long enough w goof lifting power to be good for jetty - but short enough to "work" lures more precisely than a longer rod. The only downside is it is too stiff to throw 1/4 and 1/2 ounce lures on the flats - but that is really too much to ask of any rod.
I am very happy with this rod. It is exactly what I was looking. Solid casting and taken about a dozen bass so far and its working great. Thanks
Great rod light with good action.