Flybugpa , your only other concern is going to be guide size . I have 2 9wts built for stripers , both have SIC incert guides , one stainless , and the other Titanium framed . Just be sure to use running guides big enough to allow your biggest knots to pass through .Unless you will be using shooting heads , 7s or 8s for runners will suffice . You will be very pleased with the performance of the incert guides , noise reduction , line shooting , and a great reduction in line wear .
Good luck , and have fun , JH