Just wondering about this... My sister joined me and my dad for some serious fishing yesterday morning on the banks of the Arkansas River. Anyway, she brings her little Zebco 202 rod/reel combo with a ten pound test line. That's it. Now here's what my dad and I bring along (I'll use the action and brand of the rod followed by the reel and test line). A heavy Mudville/Mudville with a 25 lb test line, a heavy Berkley/Zebco 808 with a 25 lb test line (both of which belong to my dad), a heavy Quantum Rhino/Zebco 808 with a 25 lb test line and a medium Ugly Stik/Zebco 404 with a 10 lb test line (both of which belong to me). I also have a Zebco Z-glass/Mitchell Avocet II with an 8 lb test line, but I opted not to bring this one as the Arkansas River has a very strong undercurrent and it's midmorning so I'm wanting to go deep. Anyway, so Dad and I start running two rods apiece and she wants to know why. We explain to her that each type of rod has a specific purpose, ie, the Rhino, Berkley and Mudville rods that we've brought can go deep and reel in larger fish. The Ugly Stik can go deep BUT since it's a lighter rod and the Arkansas has such a strong undercurrent, we're going to use it for topwater fishing. Plus, if anything were to go wrong with one rod, we can still fish because we have a second rod (which, by the way, is what happened to me...the Ugly Stik/Zebco 404 broke down on me so I ended up having to run the Rhino most of the day and on one occasion I had to run the Rhino and Dad's Mudville while he took his Berkley over to a nearby spot that looked good). My sister looked at us like we were crazy...but are we really?