1st Fly Rod, where to start
If you think you're only ever going to buy 1 rod, and reel get a 8wt; if you tie into something big, and fast accidentally you'll be less likely to loose tippets, and leaders.
The Crosswater combos were good starter setups for me but I go cheaper for the 8wt rods now because I'm rough on them in the tribs. The Crosswater rods have worked great with for my 5wt setups, though. Line makes a difference with casting, I upgraded but you don't have to. Play around and see first. You can find some steals on line if you look around, same for the rods and reels. I keep spare spools for each reel loaded with different types of line (sinking, etc) in case I want to switch things up. It's easy to start out with a basic starter setup and upgrade components as you go. I'm still an amateur by far but you can learn a lot by playing around. I'd also look around in your area to see if there is a flytying or flyfishing club. That helped me a lot and I make some friends in the process.
I think it is a good overall rod to start with, especially if bass are part of your target species.
Chucking big flies for pike can be done, but will wear you out.
I recommend taking a fly casting lesson