Top Spinning Rods under $50
Save your $, Christmas is around the corner, maybe you get an extra $50...then buy at a sale, spring is a great time, lots of sales. The rod is too important to skimp on. The goal of fishing is catching fish, and a good rod will play the biggest role in long term success on the water.
The guides on the Lightning rod are larger so when they are icing up a bit use them vs XMLs. If I were to buy another rod it would be the regular Lightning rod vs the shock version that sells for a bit more that has 8 guides and a fast tip action for super lines. Both are on sale for about $10 off at Walmart.