I live near the Clarksville IN. Bass Pro Shop and I am going this weekend to get a rod for my Ambassedeur 5500C3. I already have two Catmaxx Rods with a 7000 and a 6500 on em'. And both of them are great, beefy setups. Therefore I am looking for a rod a little less beefy and stiff, so I can use circle hooks. (the circle hooks just wern't workin' on the heavy duty Catmaxx's) So I am lookin for a flexible rod that I can use circle hooks on, and also this rod needs to have enough backbone to bring in a big o' river cat. I know the Tiger rods are awesome, but my 5500C3 and the Tigers just don't work, plus I don't wanna spend much... at all. The Ugly Stiks im talkin' bout' are the regular "white" Ugly Stik Catfish rods. So, Finally, Between the Power Plus Trophy Class rods and the Ugly Stik Catfish rods, which is the better, stronger, more flexible, with alot of backbone rod? THANKS!!!!!!!!