The reel clutch mech failed after 2nd outing, and the rubber stays that hold the reel came loose meaning you’ve got to constantly hold them together - or keep flinging your reel into the water as I’ve just done. All rods seem to have a screwed section to hold in the reel, this one doesn’t. As such I’ve had to completely replace the rod, which makes the whole kit a complete waste as you can get a starter kit without the rod for £15. As such would avoid completely. Btw, the line is awful too.