I was in Missouri at the Bass Pro catalog outlet store the other day and got a great deal on a 7' CatMaxx Med-heavy casting rod. They're selling them for $20, even the 8 and 9 footers, but I couldn't find any spinning rods, only casting. My question is what reel should I buy to go with it? I haven't had any luck trying to learn to cast baitcasters. I always tangle them up. It's not a spinning rod, so I guess my only choice is a closed spincast. I want to use the rod and reel to cast really car out into lakes and rivers, and hopefully pull in some really big cats. Any recommendations for which reel to get? How about what kind of line and what strength? Thanks!