I was at Tocherman's today and Tony had the Daiwa Steez baitcaster on a Steez rod and you wouldn't believe what it felt like. It was literally weightless and the reel which only weighs in at 5.5 oz. has got to be the smoothest reel on the market. The combo runs about $850. It really destroys what you think about any other rod and reel set-up that you may have.