As I said earlier, I have a shallow water setup I love and won't change. One of the graphite rods where the line is inside the rod. It doesn't work well for "deep" water as you have to retrieve the line hand over hand. It's got the cheap handle that folds up. Many guys even make this rod nowdays, but I've got an old setup I just can't part with.
But I am looking to use an inline reel for deeper water, so I thought a noodle would be a good choice, because the spring may freeze up when reeling in line from 20fow.
If I can't find something I like, I'll simply use a spring bobber I guess!