I will be buying two new spinning rods. They will be wearing Okuma ABF-65 reels. Up here in Vermont we only have Channel Cats and they are rarely caught over 30lbs. I think I would like to go with an Ugly Stick. I'm not a fan of fishing with pool cues, but I don't like real wippy rods either. I will be fishing with circle hooks and cut bait or liver. Currently I use Berkley Big Game 30lb Mono but might switch to braid. Here are my picks. Ugly Stick Catfish 8' MH (Nowhere to check it out. Would like an 8' rod and white would be good also. How tough are the guides? They look weak compared to the Tiger guides) Ugly Stick Classic 7' MH. (Got the feel I was looking for and heavy duty guides if I remember correctly) Ugly Stick Tiger 7' M. (If they made a MH it would be a done deal especially if it was 8') Ugly Stick Tiger Lite 7' H (May be too stiff for my liking and nowhere to check them out) Ugly Stick Big Water 8' M (Kind of wippy might not have enough backbone?) I'm open to other options but these seem the best choices to me. I guess My first choice would be one of the Tigers. They look rugged, but they don't make a M/H. How stiff are the 7' M Tiger and 7' H Tiger lite in comparison to the 7' MH Classic? I was wondering if the Tiger M was more like a MH in the Classic rods? Maybe with 30# Channels the Ugly Stick Catfish would work fine?