Cortland CL Saltwater Rods aren’t just for salt water; they make sweet work of shooting out bulky bass bugs and feather-duster streamers as well as saltwater flies. This is because they’re built with a stiffer butt section than others in this category. And if you do take them to the salty shore scene, the rods’ anodized aluminum reel seats are a good defense against salt rust, and the stiff butts will handle the job. The two-piece rods come in sizes for line weights 6/7, 7/8, 8/9 and 9/10. ($129.95; 607-756-2851)