The tackle you are going to need for redfish can vary greatly. If you are on a school of eater-sized fish on the flats, you can get along with some lighter tackle. Medium rods and reels with 14 pound line and a 20 pound fluorocarbon leader will get the job done. However, when you are fishing for bigger redfish, you can easily need 20 to 30 pound line and maybe even heavier depending on if you are fishing areas that have plenty of snags. Medium heavy to heavy action rods are recommended for handling some of the bigger redfish. Spinning gear and baitcasters will work for redfish.