That helps a little. There's still other factors, like using bait more or lures. I think the recommendation I gave is good. Here's the thing...If you're doing streams for rainbow trout, that's a light rig. I use 2lb Vanish fluorocarbon because it's invisible underwater and with an ultralight outfit I can throw the tiniest of lures. It's perfect for this. I would not, however, be easy to bring a bass in on it. For that, you need a rod with a little more backbone and some stronger line. This will allow you to throw a typical 3/8 oz spinnerbait or a shiner with a hook in it's back and pull in they typical 1-3lb bass that's common here. ...but you can't throw tiny trout stuff. If you can only get one outfit, you've gotta split the difference and go right down the middle with something that can do a littl of both okay, but not great at either one. If you're totally new, go cheap. You can get combo rod/reel for $30. Get an ultralight and a bass outfit. For $60 you can have best of both worlds. I typically go out with a least three rods everytime: Ultralight spinning, medium spinning, baitcaster. This allows me to throw everything from the lighest offering to perch, to monster spinnerbaits to tempt big bass.