There are loud static like noises at times because of the camera microphone being near the reel. I fished my Payne 7' cane rod for the first time in a couple years. I use it with a Hardy LRH Lightweight reel that I bought from a fly shop in Littleton, CO in 1967. My brother gave me the rod in 1968. It needed a new tip and the butt had a set in it. The rod was rebuilt in 1968 at Sewell Dunton's rod shop in Greenfield, MA.