I purchased a Beast set-up for my son who is an avid fisherman. He fished with it last weekend on a local river and enjoyed the smooth performance of the reel and fast action of the rod. He caught some rainbows and was very happy with the combo set. Lunkerhunt has great customer service and sticks behind its products. I highly recommend this company for its fishing gear. Durable, smart and affordable rods and lures.