Albies are a great fish to catch I've won quite a few day prizes at the MV Derby but not cracked a 14lber yet. If it helps I use Red House, SuperMix and Injection from both boat and shore. I've never thought of a Rod Bar, I have a 240 but use it for frogging on pike. You'll do well to get a 210 not many people have them.
To be honest buddy they just run and run. The further you can cast a small metal the better. You need a fast reel tho as it's cast and wind like mad. They are great on light tackle as it's a clean fight.