Pros: Reel: The bail halo definetely increases rigidity. It has super smooth action, and suprisingly good torque for a higher speed reel., Rod: I have the seven foot medium action, and it is high quality for the price.
Cons: The only complaint I have isn't the combo itself, but the fact that there isn't a 7'0" medium heavy action rod option. I fish on toledo bend, and typically use heavier rods because of the amount of cover.
Best Uses: Small crankbaits, wacky rig, and drop shotting