The medium will notload and cast as well as the medium light when using 1/16 oz lures. If 1/16 ozis your primary lure day in day out, you should go with the medium light.
Both reels would pairwell with the 8? Tsunami Carbon shield II spinning rod.
The model above just had a bit more durable and upgraded rod components.
The VR175 may be a bit over kill for these standard models, but may pair with the 8' H model
What is the weight of the 7.6" medium spinning rod?
What is the length of the rear grip?
For the Tsunami Carbon Shield II Spinning Rod thespecifications are:
Fore Grip: 2?
Bottom grip + fore grip + reel seat: 17-1/2?