I'm new to fishing the Ohio for Wipers/Stripers. I have several setups that have been successful in catching smaller Wipers (3-4lbs) but I'm looking into purchasing a setup for larger fish. I've spoken with several guys about their outfits and it seems that they generally have striper setups equipped with a 4000-6000 size reel and rods that range from 8'6" to 10'. I'm looking for advice as I generally fish as light as I can, but I understand that it's important to be able to muscle those fish in during swift currents. I've found a Shimano Stradic 8000 for sale at a really good price. Did some research on the reel and it's the same size as the 6000 the spool jut allows for more line. Do you guys think this is overkill? If not, what size rod would you recommend? If it matters I'm a fairly small guy. Also, to the few gentlemen who I met the other day (Andrew, Will, Louis, Paul) just wanna say thanks again for the feedback and advice. Tight lines and thanks in advance.