Tell us what you use and what action you prefer. I prefer E-glass Fenwick Saltsticks. They hold up to 100 lb test line, have a fast tip, as to not break off the bait when launching it into the water. They are also lightweight and easy to carry if you are bank fishing. 0-54 for graphite rods. They always break on me and it's not me that's doing the breakin'. As you know, when those flatheads want to nearly jerk your rod out of your hand on a big run, it can put a tremendous force on the rod. They usually break near the base of the rod for me. Never again. However, I know a ton of guys that would say the ugly stick "TIGER" rods are worth the money. I don't know. Never tried one. Let us know your preference. J.