I would save my money and get a Sage Bass rod. For $350.00 you get the custom line (which you'll need anyhow) and a case that holds the rod/reel combo.
You'll be getting an American made
rod of the highest quality
but more importantly, a rod that has the finest components
, is tweaked perfectly for bass fishing and will more than likely retain or grow it's value
I wish that gub'ment check would hurry up and get here! I'll 'invest' it right back into American manufacturing!