Shimano Chronarch CI4+
This is the reel I use. I use the high speed gear ratio. You'll need the high speed for when a fish hits your bait on the fall and you need to reel in your slack fast. It has a super smooth retrieve and quality components. G. Loomis IMX MBR
I use the 844C MBR for vertical spoons. It's a 7'0" rod and that's long enough for long casts but short enough for casts in a tight spot. It's a super sensitive rod and it has plenty of backbone for a solid hookset. Sunline Structure FC
I use the 18lb Structure FC 90% of the time; purely for it's strength and impact resistance. It's also pretty sensitive, and you'll need that to feel the fish hit your bait on the fall.
Have fun with it and fish what you're confident in!