Patrick Walters has his Carolina rig setup down to every detail. He's looking for a setup that gives him long casting capabilities and quick retrieves. Both of those needs are perfect with a long rod and fast reel. See what Patrick thinks when it comes to choosing the right rod/reel/line for Carolina Rigs.
Patrick Walters likes to go with a 7'4" - 7'6" Heavy rod depending on his leader length.
Patrick likes to go between 17 - 20 LB fluorocarbon depending on the size of the fish he's catching at that body of water.
Patrick likes to go with a 7:1 gear ratio to be able to reel in slack quickly to set the hook.