What ever you're most comfortable casting with, spin or casting. The big thing is a rod that has enough backbone to cast 5 or 6oz out there. I never used over 15# test line. I don't like to start brand wars. So.... if you're thinking casting maybe a good Abu round reel is pretty cheap and as far as rods go hit the stores and try them. Shimano makes good spinners. You're never going to find a rod that says it's for casting 6oz so pick a medium to heavy rod that feels good. Get or make a sturdy rod holder, oil up the lawn chair, pick a good book and stock up on beverages. Have fun!
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