I acquired a rod and reel recently from a area retailer. Not a combo deal. Though spooling the tip of the rod snapped. contacted them as the rod came out of the plastic and then I mounted reel so I experienced not done nearly anything to it. I gained a box within just two months and to my surprise there was a new rod AND reel in it. i identified as because I figured it was an accident and they said it was not and to get pleasure from the new reel too.