Canadian tire has a fenwick combo on for 99$ (rod and reel only), then some backing, fly line and leader (maxima only the best). Add a few flies and ur looking at 170 - 200$. I bought this combo just for a trout rod lighter and more play for smaller fish. I have enjoyed every minute of it. I not worried as much with this fly rod and it is a great begginer combo. Most of the time canadian tire wont have it on stock get the worker behind the counter, to order it from the fish catalog. Theres also cheaper options so dont get discouraged. But the fenwick combo is pretty good deal for the buck.