Reel is ok. The rod is not worth the shipping.
July 13, 2012
DO NOT BUY THIS COMBO.
I had this for about 3 months and lost an eyelet insert, one month later lost a second. This is a common problem with the slammer rods and it also happend on a "slammer" series casting rod.
You have to pay Penn $20 for return shipping to warranty this and it costs $30 from my location to send it to them for a total of $50!!!
The GT reels are pretty nice and I would buy them again. But NEVER a "Slammer" rod.
Pros:The reel is quite nice. Good solid feel and smooth operation.