Definitely go with this one! I'd say a medium-heavy or a medium will him well. These rods are freakishly light and sensitive. For the price, there isn't a better rod on the market. They hold up well too. There's also tons of different models to choose from and I know you'll be able to find something he can use.
"If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles." - Doug Larson