You didn't specify spinning or bait casting. Bait casting - ask Aux.
Spinning - I use a Fenwick Elite Tech MH 7' rod with a Pflueger Summit (a President XT with a different handle they made for Cabelas so you can't get it anymore
) with 20 lb braid & a 20 lb leader. Had some early probs with the Pflueger but I fixed them & now it all works wonderfully. Great rod - very comfortable handle, handles 3/8, 1/2 lures with no problem.
Keep calm and fish on...
There's a fine line between fishing and just sitting there looking stupid