I just did the same thing and got a 2B Dead Stik at the Sportsmans Show and paired it with a new bait feeder.
Some may say that that defeats the purpose of the bait feeder however when I’m occupied like helping my kids or doing other stuff like lying down I like to put an ice bobber on the rod and turn the bait feeder on so that I can more easily notice if their is a fish on without worrying about the rod going down the hole and the bait feeder noise will alert me to a fish.
Also, having the bait feeder option is nice because of the sound which alerts you if you are busy doing other stuff like making your kids lunch.
Also, the bait feeder option hopefully protects you from losing a rod.
Last year I lost a rod and rod holder down the hole to a small northern but grabbed it in the hole and my friend lost a rod this year that he was using as a deadstick, he ran to it but it went down too fast. Wouldn’t have happened with a bait feeder.