Berkely IM8... dude for the money I don't think any rod compares to it for around $80...
8-12lb... all around perfect rod for anything..
I just landed a 16lb chinook on my old IM7.. I had it flexed at the reel.. I thought this thing was gonna break..
What Mike said!!!
Berkley IM7, 8-12 lb, medium fast action, 8'6", light enough you can still enjoy the fight of a 5 lb summer run yet heavy enough to have a chance at landing a decent sized springer! A tough as nails rod for the money! My son has one and absolutely loves it! He has caught 100's of Steelhead, Chinook and Coho on it, very versitile rod weight.
Here is a pic of him posing with a hard won springer that took every bit of 30 minutes to land on his IM7 bait casting set up.