I'm looking for a good conventional rod that some backbone to it, yet is sensitive. The rod will be used mainly for bottom fishing in the Long Island Sound, by bridges and inlets, and in the Ocean were there is some strong currents. If possible i would like an all- purpose rod that can handle porgies, sea bass, fluke, stripers, and bluefish.
I am looking at the tfx 7030ct & tfx 7040ct. Will the 7030ct be to light to handle sinkers up to 12 ounces or will the 7040ct be to stiff? Is the another rod that i didn't notice that would fit the bill?
The rod will be matched up to a penn international 975 with 30 pound Power Pro.
Any advice will be greatly appreciated