Montanafos, That is Classic rig you will be fishing with. I have the 9140 with the wooden reel seat and use the salmon 3 on mine. Like 808 I prefer to line mine on the light side. When this rod first came out the shop I bought it from recommended a WC 8/9 or 9/10, can't remember which. A couple of years later I forgot my reel (i know) and a friend loaned me his spare reel which was lined with the 7/8. Man what a differance! The rod was a pleasure to cast with the heavy line; with the lighter line the the tip just popped! It is mainly my dry line rod. Just might to have take her out for a little skagit casting this week! P.S. If the setup does not suit yer style PM me!