Re: correct reel and rod wt for reds need help pls!
I suggest the 4wt. bamboo and clicker reel.
Really any good eight wt. set up you're happy with will do fine. The reel is really a non issue, as long as it is a pretty decent large arbor reel you'll be fine. You may not even need it depending on where you fish at.
Redfish rods are like bass, often over complicated.