OMG...there's truth to what he said!
Reccomendation here! Seeing as I've been there done that...Unless you plan on staying for quite some time don't buy a rod! If you do buy a rod don't buy anything over an 8 wieght 9 tops, and don't plan on fishing for Tarpon with it! Unless you have money to burn and wish to retire your goodies to Drew, just flat out don't buy a rod! Little River would love you for it but it won't be worth it in the end...