the next line should be “and the river takes away” but as of right now it is just “the river gives.” i caught this rod in the wisconsin river last year. i was fishing for walleye and suddenly had an odd fight. i thought it was a stick but it didn’t act like a piece of wood. i guess it was the rod giving and the weight of the reel that made it feel weird. anyhow, my dad and i clean it today and i now have a free perfectly functioning gander mountain im7 guide series spinning rod & reel combo. pretty awesome. it’s free and its good. you have to like that.