If you're just starting out, the rod you use isn't going to make much difference. I guess most of us started out with cheap end kit and, as we got more in to it and maybe improved our casting, moved up to the next step. You don't need expensive gear to learn the basics and have a bit of fun. Not only that, you might hate it!
As for it being masterline, I had a couple of their reels early on. They don't have the fancy tapered spools and mega-tritanium turbo nutty whassamadoodle thingies but, they are a well made reel that will take a bit of abuse.
Hope that helps a bit
following on from Duncs sound advice, its worth remembering like all things in life you get what you pay for, but for someone just starting out its better to stick with cheap and cheerfull until you have progressed enough or actually decide to take the sport up more seriously before going to any real expense.
So long as you clean your stuff down after each trip it will last a good few seasons, salt plays havoc with even the most expensive kit but will surely render the more cheaper stuff useless very quickly if not cared for properly.
Good luck and if your in the area of the East coast come along to a few of our meets, its the best way to learn and you'll also see what other poeple are using which may help when you want to progress onto more gear.
For a reel, Okuma are doing a great range of budget reels, and I got one brand new for 12 quid fully spooled for my daughter. The tripod you are choosing seems a little pver priced and if you want to only fish sandy beaches or shingle with a single rod then a sand spike for about 10 quid might be better.
Don't worry about the gear for now, jsut see if you enjoy the sport. if you do, re-mortgage your house and buy your own body weight in fishing gear
You can always keep the old stuff for emergencies or sell it on for half the price to someone else. The January sales will be full of cheap gear, so if you can hang on until then - do so.
Provided that you don't have any nasty habits.
Or turn in to a mad axe murderer at midnight.
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