After much thought, I have decided to invest in some start-up gear for trolley fishing off the pier for kings. With some changes coming in life I will have the opportunity to be at the coast much more often. King fishing has fascinated me since I was 15. I have plugged for ages and catching bait isn't a problem ( I actually have my most fun catching blues for the resident kingers). I have an anchor rod (15' surf rod) and a large diawa open-face that will meet the specs for heaving the anchor. I am however stuck on a fighting rod setup...a budget setup. For the real I was thinking 4/0, 6/0 penn sen. what I am finding most confusing is selecting a R O D ... so I turn to the knowledge from those on this site who have input. Side note, line, something 25lb seems to be the standard...any brands you guys/gals like more or have noticed hold up better? As always I appreciate any feedback that I receive! Thanks all! Tight Lines!