I recieved my promo personalized rod last week and got to use it a few days ago. It felt really good in my hand and also caught a couple of fish. I must confess, I did not rig it with the reel the Club sent, I had a slightly better Shimano sitting around that I felt was a better match, and put the promo reel on another rod I felt matched it better. Both setups are cathching fish as well as some of my upscale tackle, so I can't complain.
Fishin' fool in NE Illinois