I'm looking for a heavy spin rod to match with a BG 6500, 60lb line, and i have a range of heavy swimbaits, poppers and other lures up to about 150g to throw, most in the Keppels. I don't have anything at the moment that will cast that heavy.
I'll often be in the boat single handed, so I'm a bit worried about my ability to land fish alone with a 8' popping rod, and i think i might be better with something in the 7'-7'6" range. I'm inclined towards the Wilson Venom range, as i have always been happy with the Live Fibre rods.
I don't think i want a specialised popping rod, as i don't think I'd use it enough for that purpose and i think those rods would be a bit of a handful for my other purposes. Will a 7' be ok, or should i go up to the 8' popping or stickbait rods? I'm a pretty big bloke and can keep up a few hours lure casting with my 10' beach rod (although I'm sore the next day).