Found a 6'6" 2pc Shimano medium heavy rod at Sports Authority off of Brice Rd. for $10.99, before taking 40% off at the register. The next day at Dicks Sporting Goods at Easton I found a Shimano Callisto Bait caster reel on clearance reel for $30. Then they took 25% off at the register. So I got the setup for around $30 total after tax. Went to Gander the other day and saw the EXACT same rod and reel that I purchased separately as a combo for $69.99. Its not a bad setup for my first bait caster.