Does anyone own the 'hawg seeker" from zebco? i personally hate bait casters and still prefer my old 33's over open faces. i checked this rod out and it seems stout enough but im wondering about the quality of the reel. a buddy of mine has the open face version and it seems decent. wal mart has them for $45. i would say the rod is as good as the uglystick. i like that the bait alert is adjustable. i played with the alert for awhile and you can set the sensitivity anywhere you want it. i have went through more rods this year than i have in my life and want something that will last awhile. being that i am poor, a $45 rod and reel is great. i cant afford the big guns. i recently got a pinnacle inertia for $5 but havent used it yet (it seems like a pos). any info on the hawg seeker would be great. also, i checked out that glo rod from berkley. i flexed it in the store, to feel its action, and it cracked and popped like crazy. what junk!