Well, as everybody knows that I became a proud owner of the first BOC Black and Blue rod on the First Rod Contest. I have had this rod for almost a year. I have caught alot of catfish that range in the 20 to 40 lbs catfish. Infact my biggest flathead that weighted 38lbs 13oz was caught on this rod, it has alot of backbone but yet a sensitive tip. This flathead did not want to come off the bottom of the river and I had about 2 1/2 mile and hour current to fight too! Well I had one of the guides on this rod break. Randy ask me to send it back to him so that he could repair it. He did repair this rod, infact he replaced all the guides on the rod and had it back in my hand to fish with in least than two weeks. Randy you have a very good rod and your customer service is outstanding in my book. Thank you for being part of the Brotherhood of Catfisherman and may you propsher in you rod business.