You don’t need fancy gear to be successful. Your rod will be fine and will likely catch many fish.Any colors you find more productive than others or does it just depend on conditions? Ive heard blues, purples, and pinks are good. Ive heard even a solid gold is supposed to work well. The rod/reel combo i bought was pretty cheap, only 50 bucks, but it seems pretty solid for the price. Seems like a decent starter rod to get some practice in.
My usual starters are the Michael Jackson spinner variations. Black sparkle body with a red tip being my favorite. But depending on water, sky conditions... I’ll adjust to brighter colored or shinier spinners. And I prefer tossing 3s and 4s.