i can give you a source on the east coast where i purchase my jerry brown spectre. it is bhp tackle and you can usually get any size spool you want. he sells it by the yard. www.bhptackle.com
on the site he shows you how to make top shots and general rigging information on the spectre.
on the allcoast board in the tackle forum there is a fellow that posts under the name themacs that will sell you jerry brown spectre. you can purchase directly from jerry brown industries and they are located in oregon.
carries the calstar rods and so does www.charkbait.com
also chaos rods make a very good spinning rod that isn't to expensive and it is rated for 15 to 50lb. thrier site is www.chaosrods.com
another option would be to get a rod built on what ever blank you want by a local rod builder.
i don't know which cutrate you went to but the cutrate(fishing tackle unlimited) on i-45 at fiqua(sp) has one of the best selections of offshore gear in that part of the country....rick