For anyone interested, Bass Pro Shops has their CatMaxx rods on sale marked down to $29.99 for most of the sizes. I believe the 9' and longer rods were $39.99. I'm not sure if the sale is at the stores also or just online. I think I might get me one to compare with my Big Cats and my Ugly Stick Tiger and Catfish rods. Any of you have anything good or bad to say about them, speak now or forever hold your peace! THANKS!