7'4" extra heavy. You'll want a very strong rod when you start hooking fish in Lilly pads and thick matted junk. A medium heavy is like bringing toe nail clippers to a tank battle. And 65lb braid.
Edit: Oh.....and if you pick the correct rod, it is possible to get this kind of length and power in a COMBO that weighs less than 10ounces. Including the line and frog. There are a few choices of rods like this that weigh in the mid to low 4 oz range. Add the reel of choice from Lews, Diawa, or Shimano and you're done.
Edited by SteezMacQueen (11/09/16 07:20 AM)
Eat. Sleep. Fish.