I have the Pete Mania musky combo and like it. In hindsight I would of preferred a rod with a little better sensitivity and feel, but I would of spent a few hundred more. It is all preference I guess. I normally go high end but I would rate their stuff somewhere in the middle. I certainly would not want a BP rod and reel if I was tournament fishing, but they are very servicable for every day use IMO. It just depends what you are willing to spend.