Lami 7040C with a Torium 16 loaded with 50# PP. For light applications I use an Avets SX mounted on a Falcom XXH coastal. For deep dropping just got a Tekota mounted on a Tallus trolling stick. There are cheaper alternatives that will work just as well. BPS has a nice muskie rod that goes for about 30$ and the Catmax rods seem to be popular. For reels the big Abu's are nice as well as the Newells and Penn reels desgined for bottom fishing. Most of it's just personal preference. Try to play around with them all and figure out what you like.