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Reels for Kings/Sailfish, etc

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I am new to saltwater fishing this year. I mainly fish inshore around Ono Island. My salt arsenal includes

Abu Garcia Revo Inshore Baitcaster
Penn Fierce 4000 Spinning
Penn Sargus 4000 Spinning

These are perfect for inshore.

I have started trolling off the beach for bigger fish. Right now I am using an older Abu Garcia Ambassaduer with the bait alert and an Ugly Stik Catfish rod.

As far as Penn goes, what kind of rod and reels do I need to target the bigger offshore fish? Spinfisher V 6500 with 300 yards of 50 lb braid? Also what length rod is best to match with a Spinfisher V? Which Penn baitcasters have a bait alert for trolling?
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Right now I am looking at getting a

Abu Garcia Revo Toro NaCl for trolling offshore and throwing Alabama Rigs and swimbaits in freshwater

Penn Spinfisher V 5500 for throwing topwater plugs for kings, etc.
How long of rod do I need to trolling. Could I get an 8 foot swimbait rod that can handle swimbaits, alabama rigs, and trolling. Is 8 feet too long for a Revo Inshore Toro?
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