Because I bought the reel, the spare cassette, the backing and the Cortland lines, he gave me everything for $150.00 (tax included) and threw in a couple of line keepers (the neoprene thingies that go over the reel so the line doesn't peel off). Basically I got the spare cassette for free, which is still ok with me. I MAY go back and grab a cheap rod, just to get out and chuck some feathers. He said if I wanted to go out fishing, just give him a call. If he wasn't available, he'd hook me up with one of his friends who was going that day.
I may take him up on his offer and go out to do some bonefishing. No licence requirements here to fish saltwater, but there's a fairly big freshwater lake not far from where I'm staying so I might give that a try as well...some monster bass in there!