Using my Christmas gift cards. An Okuma "Avenger" ABF-500, an ultralight spinning reel. A friend has a few. What really caught my eye was the bait minder feature when trout fishing. An UglyStik 5 1/2 foot light action rod with some 8lb FireLine. The line really is thin. I've always used monofilament... Trout stocking is several weeks away. Might have to target some sauger in the Ohio river or something.