iRod genesis II
Check out the IRG783SB! This rod is built specifically for swimbaits, especially the bait you just bought. This rod is super lightweight, well balanced, and very true to it's actions. I've noticed that the rod loads up very well on a fish and it helps keep that treble hook buried in the fish's mouth. For $150, you won't find a better suited swimbait rod for yourself! Shimano Curado 300 E
Without a doubt, this is the ultimate swimbait reel! It'll handle any size of swimbait from 1oz all the way up to 12oz! There's a good rason why Shimano refuses to stop producing these reels, they're simply effective. I will say that this reel is definitely on the heavy size, but it makes up for that in how smooth and luxurious it is. With the perfect gear ratio and plenty of power, you'll fall in love with this reel for swimbaits! Well worth the money and the weight of the reel itself if you ask me! Sunline Reaction FC
As far as line goes, I pay the extra few dollars for the Reaction FC Flourocarbon. This line basically pays for itself with it's performance. Setting the hook with a big swimbait can be tricky sometimes and it's important that your gear is always prepared. Technically swimbaits are "reaction baits", therefore I like to use this line because it's designed for reaction baits! The line itself has just enough "give" in it that it'll delay your hookset a little and allow the fish to really inhale your swimbait. This line is super strong, sensitive, and easy to work with. Great line!