Little set up is awesome.. Hiked to a fast moving steam where I thought no one would go, used some trout magnets and about my 12 cast or so, ripped a 19 inch brown trout.. The reel and pole held up, even when the fish swam under rocks and logs.. Bought this specifically to fish small streams or hard to get to areas.
Very impressed with this for the price. My 4 year old daughter caught 9 bluegill with it today. One was about 8oz. I got two, one for each kid, and the $8 spin caster special at Walmart for me, I greatly prefer these to the spin caster. I don't expect to land 30lb catfish with them, but they are super compact and will fit in a glovebox.