Has anyone purchased one of these, and if so how do you like it?. I have purchased one, and fished numerous times with it. Have not caught anything on it, had quite a few hits to move the rod, but nothing hard enough to set the alarm off... I will give this reel/rod combo praise though, I had a very strong hit at the spillway below the dam at Raccoon Lake. I do believe I set the hook, and what I hooked started going upstream only to get caught up in a tree. However it kept free only to not land a fish but an actual tree. This reel/rod brought the entire tree to shore with ease. It was very humorous but disappointing, but I can live with it.