I use the Catmaxx Rods that they sell at Bass Pro, for catfishin' the (ohio)river. These rods are great and I wouldn't pick another rod over them. BUT, here's the thing they are really beefy and stiff, therefore I find it hard to use the ever so common circle hooks while using these rods. SO, what rod is the best rod for using circle hooks? I'd say it has to be a flexible rod, yet strong enough to haul in big o' river cats. Any opinions would be great!