I always get a good laugh out of these threads on what rod to buy or what line to use or which reel is the best bang for the bucks. I always based my gear buying on what my wallet could bear. I have never ever gone into fancy or high priced stuff. I can make do with what I buy. I don't need all that hype to get me to buy something. I get what I think I need and like what I use. Maybe I should just ignore these threads but it gives me something to do in the early morning. It's like a good book. You can't get enough enjoyment just sitting here.