I just placed a bid on e-bay for 2 of these brand new for $30 some bucks including shipping. I'm needing a couple boat rods and these fit my budget...:smile2: and should work well for what I need. I had a friend that landed a 77.3lb flattie on an 8' Rhino rod with an Abu 6000 with 17# test line. I'm planning on putting 2 6500's on them spooled with 30# Big Game. What do you all think, is it worth it? I think so, they'll work till I can afford a couple ugly stik tigers or a custom. All thoughts and input will be appreciated!!!!!