My POW broke off from cheap fly rod...I will get better gear...working on it.. Need more practice too!!! Totally different from conventional reels & rods. Even in freshwater and saltwater... Time on the water will make a differance. After June I will be on the water...I still had fun...Justin caught a nice Flounder,,, and Russell fished also. Russell and I had trouble in the mud bogg. I fell down and couldn't get up, So Russell came near to help an end up, we both got stuff in the mud...So with our powers together we pulled thru.. I have a bad back and he has knee problems, but we made it. This is another reason a buddy fishing system works, If I was by myself. I probably would still be standing out there.. Thanks! Russell!!