Same here sticko, I've learned alot just in the recent posts you put up. I really appreciate the information and look forward to more posts in the future. I bought a 10' crappie pole from gander mountain earlier this year and haven't used it yet. I can't think of the brand but it's a 2 piece rod with fixed guides and a reel seat. I also have a small spincast reel that I want to use, just have to clean it up first (have to replace the bearing and drag washers).
Keep it up buddy, the information is priceless and makes the learning curve alot easier