I just purchased a Saltiga 35 Star drag with the narrow spool. I am looking to put together my first set up. i have been going on 1-3 day trips and just renting gear but I enjoy it and want to start buying my own gear. I was thinking 50 lb braid and i could do 25-40 pound leader? Also im looking for an 8' rod that would be able to fish mostly 25-30 pound fly line sardines. thank you guys for the help.