I would really like to get a centerpin for x-mas this year from the gf. I was wondering if anybody had any suggestions for a first time pin user. What brand and about how much it will cost. I love the noodle but when I see a guy using a centerpin it just looks like the way to go. Not that I will ever give up using the noodle I just want to try something different. While looking at some combos I also noticed that all the rods are around 13'6". Thats long as hell isnt it?