So I have not been fishing in probably 15 years or so, and back then I would buy a reasonably priced collapsible rod/reel combos as I would only go fishing when I would go backpacking. Even back then I had no idea what I was doing, I just bought what caught my eye at the store and it worked pretty good for the most part. The best I can remember it was only smaller trout that I was catching. I would like to start acquiring gear and getting back into it, problem is the fishing department now at local stores is 10 times bigger than what it used to be, so I have really no idea where to start. Really just looking at freshwater fishing in either rivers or lakes, but other than that what do I buy pole and reel wise, there are just so many choices it makes my head spin. I am not looking for the best of the best, I just want something good enough to get me started and last me several years as I can gain more experience.