I bought this rod in 2010 for a trip to Florida and never took it out of the rod tube. Almost brand new rod, took the plastic off the handle, lawn cast a handful of times and has been sitting in the closet ever since. This rod has never been fished. I was hoping that I would have a chance to take her to the jetties or surf, but never did. Paid right at $250 after taxes when new, asking $150.