I agree that an 8 or a 9-weight is perfectly suitable for Bones particularly if Mr. Wind is on the scene; if he isn't, go to a 6 or 7-weight. As for maker and models, it depends on you casting storke.
G. Loomis, St. Croix, and Sage all have their following. For a lighter weight, take a look at St. Croix's Ultra in its Saltwater "6" configuration. The St. Croix Elite is superb and so is the Cross Current by G. Loomis. But, of all the rods I've cast for the Bone's environment, my favorite is the G. Loomis GLX Mega, 8.5- foot, in 6/7-weight. The trouble is it is no longer available ... except Canada. It is indeed a fast gun, fully capable of meetinhg Mr. Wind stright on. (SEE Son of Horse, http://www.activeangler.com
. Reviews of the ultra and Elite are also available.)
The reel becomes a matter of opinion, bias and experience. My choice for the Mega is/was the Waterwork's Force, s great reel in my view. The Waterworks also builds the G. Lommis reel, as of the last time I checked. Let me hasten to add that it is increasingly difficult to buy a "bad" reel given the competition.