I saw this mentioned somewhere else in one of the threads about Catfish Connections sale on 10' Ugly Stick Casting Rods, if this is redundent I'm sorry. I was looking at them and they look pretty nice for 47.95, I know they are 2 piece, however they are rated at 12-40 lb. test (model BWC 1100/BWC11210 at Catfish Connection). I'm getting a new 7000c3 and a new Penn 320 so I was thinking this might be a nice rod to have for one of these reels. What do you all think could it be used to fish for channels as well as blues/flats. I like the 7' Tiger and plan on getting another one soon, but I don't have a surf rod to get way out in the water with. Would it be better to spend the extra 8.00 and get a TIGER or not, I mainly do all bank fishing.