I have been on three party boats multi day trips so far. The first one I would like to forget. A boring and expensive boat ride. One yellowtail caught between the 25 plus anglers on a 1.5 trip. The next trip I took a week later was much better. I was able to land 4 of 4 football sized tuna on a dobyns swimbait rod and a 401 tranx. Most recently we located a kelp forest and smashed the yellowtail. 227 to the boat for the 25 of us. 11 yt for me personally. I didn't have the gear for throwing lures or a big cow rig. I backordered a uc viper 7 6 80-130. Im deciding between the shimano Talica 25 or accurate bv2 1000 for jigging at nights. I'm set on those reels cause of the light weight of it. I want a spinning setup to throw poppers and need help with a spinning rod around 8 ft. I will be pairing it with a 8-10k saltiga running 65 lb braid. Any help, input and opinions would be greatly appreciated .