7' medium action spinning rod with 3000 size reel with max 12 to 15 lb test mono and 30 lb test fluro leader was what I used for many years fishing for almost everything in the waters of south florida. You might lose an occasional fish due to bite offs but if you check your leader for nicks after each catch, the less visible leader is worth it in my opinion. I rarely targeted spanish macs but when they would show themselves busting bait on the surface I was all over them. Have watched the pros catch them on light tackle and Krocodile spoons off the beaches and piers for years.
If there are king fish in the area, you'll need a 4000+ reel that will hold 200 yards of 20 lb mainline and use 40/50 lb leader.http://theonlinefisherman.com/spanish-mackerelhttp://www.basspro.com/Luhr-Jensen-Kroco...oductextensions
What part of Florida will you be fishing?
A good rule of angling philosphy is not to interfere with another fisherman's ways of being happy, unless you want to be hated.
Zane Grey, Tales of Fishes, 1919