Alderberan reel or Metanium. From Shimano. Don't really care for their rods.
Diawa? Hmmmm. Any of their reels from the Zillion to the Steez. The rods they make are all great. I have tatulas, zillions, Steezs. They are good rods. I have some Megabass and Caras and I prefer my Diawa rods to all of them.
On a side note....id like to try a jackell.
RIP little Nitro