reel-shimano TLD star pros Holds lot's of line,vary strong drag,constructed of graphite and high grade stainless steel,power handle,vary smooth drag,cast's a mile,great for saltwater applications,holds up to braid,cheaper then the 7000i cons ??? Do's and don'ts do not lock down to drag it will stick really bad. price 99.99 to 109.99 rod-penn slammer 20-50 line pros vary stout rod good for salt water applications(tarpon,cobia,drum,striper,ect),strong guides,light for 50 class rod,holds up to punishment. cons you get what you pay for,dose not come in a longer '7 to '8 foot, do's and don'ts do catch big fish for cheap. price 39.99 to 49.99 Applications saltwater(drum,striper,cobia,grouper,kingfish,tarpon,shark,blackfish,ect freshwater(catfish,striper,musky,ect. Perfect for someone that is looking for a big river blue cat rod,day flathead fishing in timber,large surf-shore cat rod,ect.