SHOOTER: Are you flyfishing or spin fishing? Either way freshwater gear is more than adequate. Just rinse it off each day, which you have to do w/saltwater equipment too. Banana Beach has a shower just inside the beach entrance for swimmers/snorkelers. Works great for rods and reels. I've found guide's spin equipment to be adequate, but their fly stuff just awful.(can't speak to Capt. B's fly stuff) It's really a cost thing for them. Even "cheap" stuff in the states is very expensive, if it's even available. If you're spinning and don't mind lugging another case around and waiting at the oversize luggage place, take your own. You're more familiar with it and know it's abilities/limits. If you're flyfishing, absolutely take your own, even if they're 2-piece rods.