You don't have to spend a fortune for a good solid baitcast set up. First of all the rod, an Emmrod Packer the fishing pole that founded the Emmrod concept. The reel an ABU 5500C baitcaster, a old classic that some anglers never change from. They work in saltwater or freshwater and have been a success story for nearly 40 years now. I loaded the reel with 20lb Momoi High Catch mono line. It's a great basic mono that has worked for me from Canada to Florida. Price wise you got $59.95 in the Emmrod Packer. The ABU 5500C can be found for as low as 60 dollars in some stores. The line is around $12.00 for a quarter pound spool. I like this outfit, it's a nice rig for big topwater like Super Spooks and a real blast to hook up to the big ones. It will be in my kayak for the tournament coming up in a few weeks. The Jacksonville Kayak Classic is the largest event of it's kind in the world. Hopefully my humble little rig will be able to bring me in a nice one.