I bought this 5+ years ago have submerged it multiple times ,dropped it, kicked it,fell on it beaten it and never maintained it .I've caught more fish than I can think of ...a lot of them were probably more than the rods limit,but it's never broken .
bought one to get back into fishing. the rod is decent. but the reel is a piece of junk. replaced the reel as soon as i could, with an old rusty beat up zebco 33. decent rod, but reel is junk. cant say that enough
100% would recommend, bought this a month ago as my very first fishing pole and have already caught about 5 different species on it. wanted something small i could take on a plane and it totally fit in my backpack for a whole cross country flight without being damaged at all. had some issue upon first use with tangles but i switched the line out with some braid and i have yet to have an issue with it. Definitely going to buy this package deal as a gift for friends i want to come fishing with me.
latched on to a 9 lb. cat reeled it in with no problem line that was on it held up very well
The reel is not the one pictured on the website! The rods only have 4 eyelets on a 5 foot rod! I have a 4 foot 8 inch one piece Ugly Stik with 5 eyelets! Not the quality I was expecting from Ugly Stik!