Okay, I hope I haven't worn your patience thin.. This won't be my last question, but it will be for tonight. Gotta get up early again.. What is your favorite rod and reel for catfishing for the BIG ONES and why? I have all different kinds. So far I think my favorite is a tide water because I can make it click when a fish takes it. I like the bait caster kind. I also like spining reels. I have some abu garcia 6000. but I find it hard to hit the release button if I get a fish on it.. Thanks again.. Zivetor..