I am new to catfishing. Mainly I have been a saltwater pier and surf fisherman for what seems like forever. Reading through the threads I am strucked by size of the catfish and the different kinds. I am from New York (downstate) and want a general idea of what types of rods & reels are good. Mainly I have a lot of conventional gear and some may or may not be suited for catfishing. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.