Two questions for you: Does it work below freezing? Does it have a good drag? If you can't answer affirmatively to both of these questions, you might want to double-check your reel. Sure, you found that little combo for twenty bucks and got to fishing. But if it seizes on you when you hook into that last (and probably the biggest) fish of the day and you lose it, you'll probably take that little combo and chuck it to Timbuktu. Get something that's gonna withstand the cold and let the big fish run when they choose. You'll thank me later.