St Croix Classic Cat 7'6 Telescopic Spinning Rod & Penn Power Graph V Spinning Reel Each have seen the water for about 1 hour and that was on 12/26/05. I just was not comfortable using them. I perfer baitcasting units. The Penn has brand new 20# Red Caujun line on it. I spooled it up Christmas night. There is nothing wrong w/ either of these items. The St Croix ran $150 each, but I got this one for $90 (or just over) from the St Croix store. (Messed up order, I asked for a casting rod.) I got the reel from another BOC mbr is trade. I think those Power Graph V's run $50-70. I am looking to swap this for combo for other catfishing gear or hunting gear. I would be interested in an Abu 7000 combo or a used digital deer camera. If you have an idea for a trade, just ask. I'm usually open to anything.