I've been trying to put together a chunking setup or something I can have that's versatile. I've got an Avet Lx raptor and I'm thinking of putting I on a 6'6" star paraflex heavy action or a shimano Televara BW MH or heavy.Good Chunking rod will have a Moderate or Medium action to it, you really don't want a fast tip rod. We are using circle hooks, so you really don't need to load up the rod fast or set the hook but more less ease into it till you get tight. Then once tight you can bring the heat.
Any good conventional reel with a good bait clicker will work.