My girlfriend wanted to know what I would like for Christmas and I just so happen to need a rod to match up to the Talica 16ii that I foolishly impulsed bought on ebay. For more money then some used ones on here, and a month out for delivery! Ok, rant over! I plan on using 65lb or 80lb spectra with a short 50-80lb topshot of floro. I went to my local tackle shops and they didn't have any there for me to pull on. Also I am in the air on what size on the spectra so kind of two questions here. Any help is always appreciated.