reel-daiwa sealine 30 sha Pros water proof drag,vary far cast,fast retrieve,wonderful striper reel. cons high speed cut's torque,plastic star and free spool lever can break do's and don'ts don't use it in heavy current. over all 5 stars rod-daiwa emcast surf pros stiff,cheap. cons the worst guides ever,to long butt even for a surf rod,bad action,to heavy, to light line rating. price 89.99 to 99.99 Do's and don'ts don't buy,be esey on the guides same for tip. over all 1 star Applications big catfishing,striper fishing,paddle fishing,saltwater(drum,striper,cobia in a pinch,small shark,ect.