I use a 7' to a 9' rod. Just depends where I am fishing from. A 9' is no problem, works great on pier or surf.
I have used this reel on my 7 ft and also my 10 ft, and in both is working great, it depends the place you need it for my friend! take care for now
Depends on where and what your fishing for. I use an 8ft. ugly stik catfish spinning rod, either one or 2 piece, I have bot with $0 pound test Power Pro on one spool, the metal one, and 20 pound on the other spool in Berkley Vanish, Had caught 23 lb. Redfish, 28lb. Black Drum. 39 lb. Blue cat and a 72lb Gar fish with it. A friend uses a 12 ft. surf rod on his as he surf fishes we both like ours.