I bought 2 medium action big cat rods Friday. I have had quite a few bcs before, but new meduim action. I needed something with a little softer tip and flinging action for long casts of sour shad without it coming off the hook. I paired the rods with new 6500 abu reels and they are awesome. Actually puts some play into a 5 lber but also handled a 25lb carp i snagged easily as well. cant wait to try em for flatties! Great buy too. I think they are like $38 at cc.