That would be dependent upon where you are fishing, what size drum you are fishing for and what you want to use as bait. To get a specific answer you must ask a specific question and or give us more information.
For the old drum you are going to want something that will throw a 2-4oz weight on 30-40 pound line and a reel capable of holding 300 yds. You will want to use cut menhaden(pogies/bunker) on an Owen Lupton rig with a 10/0 or similar circle hook on 80-100 pound floro 4"leader with two beads and a swivel. You can use an egg sinker or nylon fishfinder slide.
For the typical puppy drum/slot size drum that you would catch on an artificial then a 7' rod in medium with 8-12pound braid and a floro leader of 14-20. Use any number of soft plastics from Saltwater Assasins to Gulp shrimp on 1/8 or 1/4 oz jigheads. You can also use popping corks, johnson spoons, red ripper spoons, zara spooks, top dogs and spinner baits among others.
For fishing with live or cut bait see the top description and downsize everything...weight, line strength, hook size etc.
For fishing with lures I think most folks would use a spinning rod but a baitcaster will work great. What ever is your preference. For the old drum most use large baitcasters but very large spinners will work, again it is your preference.