Got this in the mail a day earlier than expected. The packaging was a little rough but the rod and reel are great. I fished with this combo for two days and caught a ton of bass with it using 20lb braided line. I even caught about a 6lb catfish on this and it did great I even had to fight the catfish and the pole performed excellent. I have no complaints at all about this product I love it. If you're on the fence about buying this then give it a shot I'm glad that I did.