Catching a Smallie in Noco on the strike king swim’n caffeine shad. I’m using a shimano Sahara spinning reel paired with a relatively stiff generic carbon bass pro rod that I actually really like and have been using for a long time, now. I think I might have been going as heavy as 15lb test mono but 15 is a little heavy. I like the strength it gives me when hauling in fish and attempting to unsnag lures, though. The added abrasion resistance is also nice. As you can see, this area is very rocky.