What kind of fishing? A plug rod is much different than a bobber rod.
In general I fish inexpensive rods. I have many of Buzz Ramsey's Berkely Air series and like them. However, they have been discontinued. So now I use Lamiglas x-11 for plugging, Cascade Pro for back bouncing, and all my other rods are still Berkely Airs for side drifting and bobber fishing.
If you want more expensive someone else will have to chime in but I have a good friend who has started using Stryker and loves them.
Okuma guide select pro many different models float fishing ,mooching twitching or plug rods lamiglass redline many nice float rod and light shimano clarus many different actions same as the okuma guide select pro shimano clarus being the cheapest option good luck