Fishing with casting lures while drifting shallow water structure is my favourite style of fishing. Couple that with lures or Skutes that I made myself, and I'm giggling like a little girl for the rest of the day.
Only one combo needed...
Shimano 4000 Stradic reel, spooled with Varivas PE2 braid, 25lb duel fluoro shock leader.
FG Knot joins braid to leader and uni knot joins leader to Skute or lure.
Rod: Shimano Energy Concept 7' 2pce lure/spin 4-8k