To help with the decision-making process for the right fishing gear check out this review. The most popular type is the Ugly Stik gx2 Spinning Fishing Reel & Rod Combo. This rod is the most sought after by rich and poor anglers and is considered ideal for all skill levels and really great for beginners. It is lightweight with durability and sensitivity and the clear tip design adds responsiveness. This rod is selected for bass fishing and popular with saltwater and surf fishers and also for freshwater fishing. So, it has universal appeal. It is of one-piece construction with a lightweight grip, durable rod and smooth reel. Have a great time fishing!