For someone who goes fishing weekly or multiple times during fishing season this rod will probably give you trouble. If you are a beginner who is just learning and practicing your skills then this would be perfect for you. I have used rods that have cost [...] dollars and I can say this definitely is a great rod. buy it and enjoy it!
I bought this to have something to do on the boat that my husband just bought. Didn't want to spend too much until I was sure I was going to like both boating & fishing again. Well I can't even say you get what you pay for because I know if I bought a cheap Zebco I would have been better off. The FIRST cast all of about 20 foot of line went out along with my bait & sinker never to be seen again! OK. No big deal. I have string I'll restring it. YEAH, WHAT A JOKE! You can't restring something that doesn't have a spool to it. After 3 hours of trying-I thought well, it's been years, maybe it's me. Stopped by the bait shop. Took the man in there 3 tries before he said "Honey, sorry I have to do this..." then whaled it against the wall! LOL He gave me half off on a new perfect combo & its a pretty purple! South Bend should be ashamed of themselves! If there was a less than zero this combo would get it. CHEAP, CHEAP, CHEAP!