I feel knowing and understanding the following 4 things really helps in selecting the right gear and getting the most out of it whilst give you the best chance, as different attributes do help in different situations.
1) The place you will be fishing, eg. Jetty, Rocks, Beach, Boat, will mostly effect the length and weight of rod wanted.
2) The type of fishing, eg. Lure casting, Bait fishing, trolling, will mostly effects length & action of the rod wanted.
3) The size and type of fish you’re chasing, will effect the line and rod weight wanted.
And lastly, which of these you will be doing more off as to get the most out of ONE new rod.
Obviously, there are other factors that come into play but these are the most important in finding what you need. If you need more info please look over my other guides or drop me a line as I'm always happy to help.
The Sydney Marine Man