First and foremost, welcome to the site Troutchaser. You'll find alot of helpful people here thats for sure.
I haven't used that setup before but it sounds like it will work just fine, especially from shore to boat usage.
For both boat and shore fishing, i use my 9' Diawa Eliminator with a Penn 8500ss hanging off it, wrapped around that is 30# test PowerPro braided line. I also use the 9500ss Penn series, the Penn Slammer 560, and various Penn conventional reels. Just about to aquire the Van Staal vs300 too.
I wish i could be more help but i'm pretty much a Penn dude.
once again, welcome to this great site my friend !!!
:twisted: craig aka briggs :twisted:
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