ULTIMATE QUIVER - All Pelagics and some bottom. I have a chance to get a discount on a one time big purchase. What 20 to 25 setups should I get?

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I have a chance to get a big discount, on a big all-in-one purchase. - I need advice on rod & reel & line matchups. Spread combinations.
So i am going to build a lifetime quiver. I'm most familiar with smaller stuff, and this is the chance to gear up. I will also be getting my captains license. Based out of Atlantic side Florida. Bahamas - big wahoos. Gulf - all pelagics. Keys- sword fish. Northeast - big tuna. Then tournaments for wahoo, kings, marlin, mahi. Some bottom fish for the table.
I've tried to research what reels would make complete spreads, good rods (these have to be Penn stock) and good line matches - staying at 130 IGFA - keeping the dream alive. I came up with this:

BIG TROLLING - MARLIN, BIG TUNA, BIG WAHOO TROLLING – 8 Rigs
2 PENN International VISS 70’s

2 PENN International VI Boat Conventional 50-80lb mod-fast 6'
100 hollow braid- 1550 yards x 1
130 hollow braid- 1500 yards x 1
100 Mono yellow 200 yards x 2

2 PENN International VISWS 80 wides
2 PENN International VI Boat Convent Model bent rollers 80lb moderate 7'6''
130 hollow braid- 2250 yards x 2 130 Mono orange 200 yards x 2

2 PENN International VISS 130’s
2 PENN International VI Boat Convental bent rollers 130lb moderate 7'6''
130 hollow braid- 3000 yards x 2 130 Mono orange 250 yards x 2

2 PENN International VISWS 50 wides (can shift down for mediums big too)
2 PENN International VI Boat Conventional 50-80lb mod-fast 6'
100 hollow braid- 1450 yards x 2 100 Mono yellow 200 yards x 2


MEDIUM TROLLING - KINGFISH, MAHI, SMALL TUNA, COBIA- 8 Rigs
2 PENN International VISWS 30 wides

2 PENN Carnage III Boat Conventional straight 20-40lb moderate 7'
80 hollow braid – 500 yards or less x 2
40 Mono – 400 yards x 2

2 PENN International VISXS 30’s
2 PENN Carnage III Boat Spinning straight 15-30 moderate 7'
80 hollow braid – 500 yards or less x 2
30 Mono – 500 yards x 2

4 PENN International VISXS 16’s
2 PENN Carnage™ III Boat Spinning 15-30lb moderate 7’
2 PENN Carnage™ III Inshore Spinning Extra fast – light 10-17lb
80 hollow braid – 600 yards x 4
16 mono – 250 yards x 2
25 mono – 200 yards x 2


CASTING - REDFISH, SNOOK, FLOUNDER – TROUT- SPANISH- DOLPHIN, SMALL TUNA
2 PENN Torque II Spinning 7500

2 PENN Carnage III Boat Spinning straight 30-50lb mod fast 7’
30 straight braid- 400 yards x 2
25 Mono orange 100 yards x 2

2 PENN Torque II Spinning 9500
2 PENN Carnage III Boat Spinning straight 40-80lb mod fast 7’
50 straight braid- 500 yards x 2
40 Mono orange 150 yards x 2

2 PENN Spinfisher VI Live Liner Spinning 8500 (also for wayback light trolling settings)
1PENN Carnage III Boat Spinning straight 30-50lb moderate 7’
1 PENN Carnage III Inshire Spinning straight 15-30lb fast 7’
50 straight braid- 400 yards x 2
30 Mono orange 150 yards x 2


2 PENN Spinfisher VI Live Liner Spinning 6500
1 PENN Carnage III Boat Spinning straight 20-40lb moderate 7’
1 PENN Carnage III Inshore Spinning straight 10-17lb extra fast 7’
30 straight braid- 450 yards x 2


BOTTOM FISHING - SNAPPER, TILEFISH, GROUPER – 8 Rigs
2 PENN Torque 60 lever drag 2 Spd silver
1 PENN International® VI Boat Conventional bent mod fast 50-80 heavy 6’

PENN Carnage III Jig Conventional 80-200lb Heavy 5’8’’
100straight braid- 735 yards x 2

2 PENN Torque 40 Lever Drag 2 Spd silver
1 PENN Carnage III Boat Convent West Coast Model straight 60-100lb moderate 7’
1 PENN Carnage™ III Jig Conventional 50-130lb medium heavy 6’2’’
65 straight braid- 665 yards x 2

2 PENN FATHOM 40 Lever Drag 2 Spd silver
1PENN Carnage III Jig Conventional 80-200lb Heavy 5’8’’
1 PENN Carnage™ III Jig Conventional 50-130lb medium heavy 6’2’’
50 straight braid- 750 yards x 2

2 PENN FATHOM 25 Lever Drag 2 Spd silver (doubles for casting)
1 PENN Carnage III Boat Convent West Coast Modelstraight 30-80lb mod 6’6’’
1 PENN Carnage™ III Boat Conventional Mod-fast Med-heavy 6’ 40-80lb
30 straight braid- 650 yards x 2



 

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VISX reels on 15-30# class spinning rods for trolling is a new one to me.


Hmm, I noticed that.
Is it possible that the reels are Van Staal "VISX" spinning reels? [coincidence on the series names]
 
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Had you not chosen a career as a consummate fishing professional, you could have obviously been a talented trial attorney Steve.
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