I am seeking to upgrade my gear for the grouper out there. For grouper I now use an Unpleasant Stik Tiger, MH, with an Avet LX Raptor. I will be spooling the Raptor with 80 or one hundred# braid and a one hundred# topshot. I feel the reel will be fantastic but surprise about the rod. Do I have to have a heavier and/or a longer rod? I have to preserve a new rod at $one hundred or a lot less and have been pondering about an 8 foot, large Unpleasant Stik. Input/tips appreciated.