This might seem long winded but I'm in a bit of a dilemma. I recently picked up one of the new ABU blue yonders in the 7000 frame and I've been on the hunt for the perfect rod. I've heard about the CCP rods for a few years now but finally handled a 13' 6-10 at a local shop and after wiping my drool off decided I was in love. I fish off piers and shore equally as much and roughly cast 6 plus bait (usually 2/3 of a mendaden or an eel) 75% of the time. Intended species typically being cobia, bull reds and shark. I can hold my own but still consider myself a novice caster. What I'm looking for is the perfect balance of fighting ability, possible distance, and the ability to add another ounce or two of weight with bait if needed. The reel is also spooled with 330 yds of tangerine suffix tritanium and will have a 50lb shock leader long enough to have a few wraps on the spool while leading a large fish to gaff or net from a pier. I've narrowed it down between the 12'8" 4-8, 13' 3-6, 13'6-10, and 13ft 8-12. In everyone's more experienced opinion which of the listed rods would best suit my needs? Also is my choice of shock leader appropriate?