So I know you pay for what you get but I am trying not to brake the bank but get an all round setup for fishing off the yak with a half way decent rod n reel. My reel is a Shimano Tekota 300 I am trying to get something not to big for up north. I am coming from ohio for a 10 day trip to the Gulf so I am trying to get a setup that is big enough to use down there but not an over kill in ohio. So now I am looking for a rod to buy. I found this rod that I am asking about on Cabelas web sight. Trying to keep cost under 60 bucks and I know that dose not get allot of choices but with me paying to travel and all the other expenses trying to keep with in a budget. I was looking at the Shakespeare so dont know. Any help would be appreciated. Was hoping to a med to med heavy action up to at least 50 pd test line and a wide range of lure weight. I was seeing and liking 1 to 6 oz lure weight. I would think that would be good for the gulf and good for muskie fishing in ohio. Thanks for any help.