Bumping this TTT to put some follow up feedabck out there.
Bionic Blade and Sahara Combo - Working great! Love the rod and reel. Been using it for Tubes and lizards right now, and it is sensitive, and the reel is smooth as silk! Higkly recommend!!!
Extreme Spinning Rod and Reel Combo - Love the rod, even more so than the bionic blade rod above!!! Slightly more sensitive, and a slightly faster tip. Given a choice, I would replace all my rods with this extreme, but my tree in the back yard has not yet sprouted $100 bills (hopefully soon!)
The Extreme spinning reel is somewhat disappointing. I thought the large diameter spool would result in smoother farther casting, but I have not seen that. Reel is heavier than I would like, and it does a poor job of preventing line twist. Asdie from that, it is smooth, and the bail closes very easily. The Sahara reel is a better option IMO, but that is not offered as a combo with the extreme rod.