Hi folks. I have been searching and reading all morning about downriggers and found some good info. I would like to know what kind/brand/style of fishing rods and reels you all recommend for downrigging for silvers out of Valdez? I have 2 of the Kenai Special Lamiglass 8 foot rods with Penn SSG Spinning reels (Kenai and Russian) but was warned they will get damaged using them for downriggers. Ok, so what setups are you guys using? I had purchased 2 of the Grigg baitcaster style rods from Sportsman's a few months ago with the idea of finding some reels on sale and using my Cabelas points. BUT, I just lost my job and am trying to be a bit more careful about money... last question, can I use the Penn spinfishers for the downriggers or will the baitcaster style levelwind reels work that much better? Thanks for any advice..