Is it just me or does the 8' ugly stik catfish rod seem a bit How do you say it. will not stiff enough. I bought one today and put an abu 7000ic3 on it. I like the set up. I can cast pretty dag on far. Seems to me that I have failed to get the full potential out of the reel because of the rod. I am new and maybe I need to get used to it. Other than that I think I'm in love with my new rig. Does anybody think I went wrong or is it all in my head?