I'm looking at getting back into fishing and have decided to pick up my own gear and tackle. I'm primarily a bank angler targeting bass and pike. I'll be throwing everything from frogs, jigs, chatter baits, spinner baits, jerk baits, cranks, and soft plastics. I know there are rod/reel/line combos more suitable for each of these baits but I'm only able to afford one setup for now.
Rod: I was looking at a Berkely Lightening Rod Shock 7' Medium but am worried it won't have enough backbone for frogs. Originally considered the new ugly stik GX2 for its durability and its MH power but I've heard you lose sensitivity
Braid: Seaguar Smackdown 30lb, .235mm. Chose this one because it's much thinner than other top braids like suffix 832
Reel: Since I'll be using frogs I need a reel that can a fair amount of braid capacity: BPS Pro Qualifier Spinning Reel PQS10, 5.6:1 Ratio, 31" per turn, 7.5 oz. With 30lb seaguar smackdown i'll be able to have about 110 yards
Any comments, recommendations or advice on my choice would be greatly appreciated!