RE: Cortland Endurance Float Rod
For your price range i would highly recommend a st.croix 11.5 or 13ftr. Both are around 160 to 170. I also have a sheffield 13ft 4 in and its a nice rod. Its complemented much nicer with a heavier reel such as an islander or loomis. I had my ross flow on it and the balance was way off with the lighter weight reel, put it on my st. croix 11.5 and balances it out great.
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