First off I'd like to thank you all for all the infomation provided. This is a great fourm and very helpful. Now to my question, I fish mostly on the st francis around Marked tree. Im looking to buy a few new rods we fish mostly around the siphons where there is not a real swift current but you can indeed hook into a big fish. Im looking at buying a 7' 1/2 hevy action ugly stick. Would this rod be your choice or would you choose something else? One reason im looking at this rod is it would not just over power the smaller fish and still handle a large fish.