Topic: Reel and Rod-What do you recommend?

I'm buying a gift for my father for his birthday, and I need some direction.  He's big into stream fishing, but he also wants to start fishing off the surf and by the ferry off the jetti in Cape May.  What type of rod and reel is recommended and where should I look to get one?


Re: Reel and Rod-What do you recommend?

Most sporting goods store should have a good selection of rods and reels or combination set ups.   If he is going to fish bait I thing a 9 to 9 1/2 foot rod with a reel matched to the rod with 17 to 20 lb test should be good to start with.   

If down here at the shore you can tell them what type fishing you are looking to do and they will show you what will work.