Ok made up my mind , decided against the water eagle rod and orderd the ugly stick graphite surf rod from cabelas not to be confused with the 12' big water rod . Specs are as followed 12' med. power 1-5 oz. 8-25# line going to put either my 140 squidder or jigmaster 500 most likely the smaller squidder since channels are the target species . Now on to the next ? i have a plastic spool and a metal spool and want to use maybe 65# power pro , which way should i go i'm thinking plastic spool filled a little less than half way with mono top shotted with 150 yards of PP or metal spool top shotted with mono and PP on the spool first . Lighter spool faster spin = more distance if i am understanding correctly or just use the plastic spool with 12-15 pound Big Game for maximum distance .