My first Surfcaster was a 12ft Jarvis Walker 12kg + Jarvis Walker Reel, same reel that came with my 7ft Jarvis Walker. Got the Jarvis Walker 12ft combo for $49 new, and the 7ft combo new for around $37. Both off trademe. I replaced the reels on both after a while, but when I caught an average size stingray at Bluff wharf, it was on the original 12ft combo. Still caught a lot of good fish on that rod, including some big school sharks and kahawai.