Both brand rods in either weights are good choices for swimbait rods. I have an Okuma GS 7'6 heavy rod,good little stiff rod. I like throwing some smaller baits on it though, 7" baits, like Stocker Trouts,3D Generics or this is probably what I'll toss Matt-Lures Bluegill on.
I also have the 7'9 XH Heartland. Even though it's extra heavy I'd say it's a lighter action than the Okuma. Good smaller bait rod and I sometimes troll with it. Great all around rod for the price.