A new rod and reel. This is what I got myself for Christian Holiday.

They are an odd mix. One old one new however both of them can be equally described as cheap ass.

The rod: A nine foot, three piece, seven weight Winston IM6. $140 shipped.
The reel: Gander Mountain Cutthroat Series 6/7. Regular price, $129.99. My cost, $29.99.

I bought this rod for Summer timber Browns and migrating Spring Redhorse.