Any spinner in size #0 or #1, red or fluro green works well. Cast mostly across stream and let the current do the work of turning the blade. As the current moves the spinner across and downstreamBrowning travel rods sold at Bass Pro are pretty good- so are the St. Croix travel rods- I have used several different manufactures- all are pretty decent- for the type fishing you are describing in your post, I would go with a light action fast tip rod with line capability of 6-10# test (mono) and a reel of the 1000 series or 2000 at the max...French spinners and Blue Fox work well for me...1/16 or 1/8 oz...I would recommend Floro for fishing these ultra clear waters-
keep close to the bottom. Most of your strikes will come when the spinner movement changes, swing gets faster or spinner starts to rise. I order kits from several places and make my own spinners.
Mostly use the French blades. If fished right and slow the trout will hit hard and often.