Hi, I was fishing at the Oceanic pier in O.C. Hooked up with a big ray 2 days in a row. My old Penn 310 gti finaly gave up. I had the 310 gti on a 7' Penn conventional power stik 3/4 to 3 oz rod. Rod was great fighting the rays. So The shop at the pier had a Penn Squall sql400lphs reel and I bought it. I'll just use it for pier fishing, is this reel good for that. Also would the rod I have be OK ,or what new rod will work. We do see some good size fish at the pier. Open for suggestions. Thanks.