Re: correct reel and rod wt for reds need help pls!
Good Advice above. I'd go with the heaviest rod you feel comfortable casting. There are gonna be situations when you'll wish you had more rod, but damned few when you'll wish you had less. Every rod is different, as is every fisherman, but the average 9wt will cover a lot of situations without wearing out your casting arm. My 9wt sees more action than all my other rods combined - everything from spring stripers to false albacore.