I have the same reel paired with a SS CTSF63XXH. If you are going to be fishing from private boats this would be a good blank. You don't want one much shorter due to outbaords hanging from the transom. You need enough legnth to get around them when fighting a fish. I also got turbo guides instead of rollers and so far I am pleased. There are lots of guys that wrap rods including a few on this board. I will let them speak for themselves in regards of what they can do for you.