What qualities to look for in a light tackle rod when fishing for schoolie stripers?
Personally I like the Duckett 7'-6" Inshore Medium Heavy, Fast Action Rod. These graphite rods are very light. The reason I select a 7'-6" rod is for casting distance, and I'm aware many anglers prefer a Medium action rod but I always would like to be prepared for a bigger fish. These rods are also parabolic making up for the medium heavy action so they cast incredible, Include that with a Penn Battle II 3000 reel and you'll have a simple setup for around $200. Throw some 20 pound Power Pro braid on with a 3' to 6' Fluorocarbon leader and you'll be ready to go.