I use an 8 ft croix classic cat for most of my river fishing. However, I've been thinking alot lately about a super long rod in the 15-17 ft range. Im not interested in casting distance as much as I am reaching distance. I scale river banks alot in search of log jams and other spots I might find some flatheads. It would be nice if I had a really long and sensitive rod I could probe logjams with without climbing all over them and creating a bunch of racket. I saw an article on long rods in catfish insider a year or two ago. Some of these rods were homemade. These rods are almost like long crappie rods but with a stronger spine. Ive checked every pawn shop in town with no success. I checked bass pro and they carry a rod like this that can take line up to 25 lbs. I also spoke with a custom rod builder but he just had a vague idea of what I wanted. Do you guys know what im talking about? I've been dreaming about fighting a catfish on a really long flexible and sensitive rod. It just sounds like alot of fun in my mind.