I was just on the Bass Pro Shop web site and thay are having a after christmas sale on alot of items. They have thier "BPS Cat Maxx" series rods 50% off wich makes them $25.00. From what I have read on the web these are top of the line rods and a heck of a good deal for that price. I just ordered 2 medium heavy casting rods for myself. I hope this is helpful to anyone looking for new rods. Good luck to all who are fishing this weekend!