I'm guilty of being the Pflueger President fanboy! One thing I'd suggest for kayak fishing is a rod 6'6" or longer, especially if you're on relatively open water. You'll appreciate the extra casting distance when you're sitting at water level, not to mention the ability to easily follow a hooked fish that swims from side to side in front of the boat without getting hung up on the front pull handle or whatever's up there. Close casts to lots of overhanging areas on small water would make a shorter rod a better choice. Most of my rods are $50-$150 Bass Pro models that I buy when they're in the discount bin. Always been happy.