I,m trying to purchase my first high quality rod. I refuse to fish another season with a ugly stick. For the past two weeks I,ve been focusing on topics from the message board about purchasing tournement tested rods.( Kistler, lamiglass,St croix) I also release you cant fish affectively without specialty rods. But if you had to purchase one rod as a all purpose rod what would it be and what would its length and weight be? Application: crankbait, spinnerbait, topwater, buzzbait, 6 to 10 inch plastic worms.