The Bass Pro special is a pretty good deal. The thing about the OP is I think she's a beginner and doesn't really have any particular needs at this time. She undoubtedly will develop these later on. (Correct me if I'm wrong on this.) If Steeldrifter can beat that price, go for it. He makes a much nicer looking rod custom built with a lot better components, but I don't see how he can beat the price for a basic fishing rod. That's $90 for rod, reel, line (I think) and backing.
Glass and graphite. Love them all. They're all good for different reasons. There was a time a few years back when you could get a used good older fiberglass rod pretty cheap, but those days are over. Generally, glass is a bit slower than graphite and a bit heavier unless you get the upper tier of glass, and they're $$$. Some say they will present a dry fly more delicately, but I don't think so. To me, fiberglass offers more of a challenge, but I like that.
As I said before, I bought three End Of The Year 9 ft 7-8 wt graphite rods for $11 each at Academy Sports a couple of years ago. They ain't much to look at, aluminum down-locking seats and cheap cork, but I use them for bass with a Pflueger 1495 reel and a $12 WF line and they cast just fine. I kept two, gave one to my fishing buddy. I fell on one on a rock, wrapped it on the stress mark, and epoxied it near the handle. So far, so good. If I'd fallen on a more expensive rod, I'd still be crying.
You can still get a new Eagle Claw Featherlight glass rod for $40 or so from Walmart, store pickup. They're butt-over, heavy, and butt ugly, but fish just fine but aren't available in longer lengths. But were it me, I'd get a graphite rod, which amounts (Bass Pro) for about the same price rod alone. And you've got an outfit.