I do cat/carp fishing, bass fishing, and pan-fishing. However, I love my cat/carp fishing! I have two cat/carp rods as of now, one is one of those Shakespeare Tiger spinning combo's that you see at Wally World all the time. This thing has the cranking power! I had gotten caught up in a tree from a cast, and already mad from losing a rod 5 minutes before this, I just start cranking! I rip the whole branch out of the tree! LOL! But I've caught around 6 fish with it this season, biggest being a 23" carp. On the other hand, I have a Zebco 33 on a 6' MH action Shakespeare Ranger rod. I don't much like the rod but the reel is nice! It's been unlucky this fishing season, and I haven't caught a big fish on it yet! Biggest was a 12" channel cat! Which is actually my PB catfish :angry: But anyway, I love both of those rods and reels, but am thinking about stepping it up, or virtually leaping, to a Shimano Bait-runner, on a Berkley GlowStik. It will be around $200, which is EXTREMELY expensive for me. I want to ask people around how they like their Shimano bait-runner or berkley glow stik. I have also thought about switching the glow stik out with a shakespeare ugly stik tiger rod. I prefer 7' medium action spinning rods, and the thick catfish rods, not the thinner bass ones.