All the rods I buy for catfishing MUST be white. Probably because of the bad experiences I had when I first started catfishing. The first rods I had were Ugly Stick Big Water rods that were BLACK. I would go catfishing at night and I couldnt see anything. So after that I will only use white rods, this will be this first year using a Berkley Glowstik. Cant wait to use that at night!