Well here goes. Im setting up two new rigs to chase flatheads in the river with. Heres the thing. My local river(Big Sandy) is not a awsomely wide river but does have some big cats. To get to these big flatheads you have to fish the heavy cover. For my new rigs Im looking at ugly stik tiger rods MH with either abu 7000's, penns or maybe one of the new shakespear 30l.b's ect. I like to use big live bait here, like 10 inch suckers, shad and so on. My questions are will this pole handle a big live bait plus a 2-5 oz sinker. As well what line/leader do you recommend to pull the big fish from heavy cover?