Hey fellas, I'm going to get a couple new rods next week. I have narrowed it down to two in my price range. I have to mail order them because nobody near me carries them. Thats where you come in. I need some real world use advice, opinions from you that have actually handled and fished with these rods. Info about the reel seats, eyes & inserts, tips and handles, stuff I cant tell from the website pics. Both of these rods got 5 star reviews on BassPro. Rod # 1, Basspro's CatMaxx spinning rod, model # CMX80MHS 8', M/H, 10 to 25 # line, 1 to 4 oz. lure Rod # 2, Ugly Stick Tiger spinning rod, model # BWS2201 7', M, 20 to 50 # line, 3/4 to 6 oz. lure Both are within $5.00 of each other, the CatMaxx being the more expensive of the two. Which ever one I choose will have CatMaxx series 80 spinning reels mounted on them, strung with 30 to 40 # mono. I mainly fish moderate current, medium size rivers (Wabash,White) but plan on an occasional big river trip (Ohio, Mississippi). I am mainly fishing for big Blues & Flatties. Thanks in advance.