You'll be able to throw plugs and plastics with that as well. I'd go with either a St. croix Mojo Bass or a TFO Gary Loomis edition rod...both are around a hundo.. if you want to spend more stick that on a 7ft Gloomis Greenwater..:thumbsup::thumbsup:Has anyone used anything close to this reel for Fluking? I know it's a new reel at 7:1. I am torn as to a rod to match with this reel. This was a gift, (that I requested) I am second guessing myself, not so sure this was very smart. Any help?