I will be using a Loop Xact 1409 and a Meiser MKS 13'6 7/8 on this trip. The Loop was on sale for a steal on eBay a while back.
That reel is a tank! I have been told it balances the Loop rod nicely by a friend from another board. I will also be bringing skagit/scandi heads and heavier tips but I'm hoping to use the longer lines and mono leaders more this time around.