I have a Tsunami rod, for years now, and it's still going.
About the reel. This past winter, I purchased a 6000 Saugus. It looked ok, but once I opened it up, it looked like a one season wonder. I didn't like it.
To me it felt like a step up from the Captiva. And I moved it on.
If ya want a good Penn, try the 650ssm. It's a darned good reel. IMO, of course.