For no other reason than i am a self confessd junky i recently picked up a mint new to me penn 500(older style) and you know that means time for a new rod . I am looking for the ultimate set up for when the time comes to fish trophy waters , until then it will just look good LOL . This is what i am seriously considering 8ft. ugly stick custom conventional model rod . rated for 3-12 oz. weight to pair up with my 500 . So what do ya think about that ?