So about 12 years ago I bought some cheap shimano trolling rods and magna reels with the intention of them possibly not lasting too long. The rods are cheap and tend to loosen up the reel seats whenever they feel like it, but they still catch fish, with zip tied reels and all. I'm kinda in the market for new rods, and maybe reels, if I can find a good deal. What's everyone running these days? I've always liked the ugly sticks but I'm not sure if they're as durable as the old ones were. For reels I don't know where to go, I've never lost a walleye to my cheapos that I have now but there's things I just don't like about them.
I'm not looking to spend a ton of money on them but want nicer more durable then I have now.
What say all you guys?