I have a Shimano Saros 2013 3000FA black model with 15 lb yellow power pro on a 6' st. croix spinning rod. Used this combo one time and caught a 36' bull red. It was fun, and the combo definitely has some ass to it. The combo is like new, no issues what so ever. Saros comes with box, manual, and receiept. I even have an extra handle,(paddle handle) the one on the reel right now is different. Both rod and reel are still under warranty. The combo with braid cost me 225, im asking 150. If interested, I can text pics, otherwise i will be posting them as soon as i can find my digital camera. Thanks!!!