here is my thing with combos I found. You either get a good real and a crappy rod or a crappy reel with a good rod. If I match my rods and reels separate, they gave me a better set up then buying combos. That just my 2cts If you like the combo set up get it. bet it might be worth a few more dollars go by one and them match it up the the other eBay is a good place to buy after you fined what you like.