Lol, i know its cheap but its my first brand new rod and reel. We drive up to Denver every weekend to go to Costco lol. But they had some new rod and reel combos and they looked nice. Its the Shimano 2500 Sienna. Looked really good so i bought it. Now, Im 16. I dont have loads of money so this is a nice rod and reel for the price I payed. BTW-I payed 39.99 for it. Just seemed like it was time to get a new rod/reel.