I am looking at getting the $180 St Croix 8/9 weight rod and reel combo from Gander Mtn. I am going to use it for pike in both lakes and rivers. I have never flyfished before so this is all new to me. Would this be a decent outfit for a beginner? Whats your take on these rod and reel combos? I want something good quality but dont want to spend a fortune. Thanks...