I just wanted to thank everyone who takes the time to post regards fishing equipment. It has really helped me a lot in getting new tackle for an ol man to still get after em....to be honest I'd be lost without all the help reading other's experience. I don't like shopping an the huge stores we have now; still takes my breath away. Walking in the BPS store into the fishing tackle area....literally hundreds of rods & reels an all the other stuff....wow. I feel negative with all the stuff made in other countries. But in reality we have it better now than our fathers in choices & equipment. I still kinda miss the mom an pop stores of yore....Thanks guys. If it wasn't for you, I wouldn't know what to get an would probly of just kept using my ol wore out stuff....and dodged the mayhem of what passes for shopping now. You helped me get serious bout fishing.