I would like for you all to check out my gear and tell me your recommendations on what to use them for. Obviously I have already purchased these so it their is no turning back. Hopefully working with these while I am learning will help be appreciate better gear in the future. I bought the first outfit at a proshop in Florida before I knew much about jigging hence the Torium 20. The only thing the sales person couldn't sell me on was the shimano rod. I haven't read any negative about the Penn torque rod but I realize it isn't one of the popular ones. Outfit 1 Conventional- Rod-Penn Torque 5'8" 80-130lb 300g rod Reel- Shimano Torium 20 Line- Stren Green 65lb braid Leader- 10 turns of 80lb mono The second outfit I purchased is after reading the boards for many months. Still it isn't the best but it was the best I could afford from the "bang for the buck" catagory. Outfit 2 Spinning- Rod- Hopper Custom 5'8" 100-200lb 500g Reel- Shimano Spheros 14000FA w/drag upgrade Line- Power Pro 65lb Hi-vis yellow braid Leader- 80lb Yo Zuri HD Pink Flurocarbon 1. Should I target different species with each setup based on their limitations or could both handle about the same types and weights of common reef/wreck fish? 2. Should I relegate the Torium outfit to "light" duty smaller fish because of the drag/anti-reverse limitations? 3. The "official" stats of the Spheros rates it for 44lb max drag. With my carbonex drag could I comfortably use 25lb? 4. I read that a lot of the fisherman on this board do not like Power Pro. Please school me on why it is a problem. What do I need to buy next time? 5. My first trip will be on a party boat. I want the setup to be stout enough to have fun but not bother too much the other people. Should I the stronger of the two setups over the other because of that? My questions are not based on experience only what I have read. Both setups have yet to hit the water for the first time. I will get my first chance at jigging later this month. Thank all for helping me through the learning process!!