I decided I wanted a more beefy rig for catfishing and general heavier fishing. Bought one setup about a week ago and another of the same thing today. What I purchased: Reel: Shimano Cardiff 401A with Left hand retrieve, 4 stainless BB plus one stainless roller bearing, six piece break system, clicker. Rod: Fenwick HMX in 6'10" Extra Heavy Action, 1/2-2 ounce lure weight, 10-30 lb line Line: 25lb Seaguar INVISX 100% Fluorocarbon I realize that this rod is short when compared to what I've been reading people generally are using. Where I'll be using it most, you don't have to cast great distances and generally don't have room to maneuver a long rod. After using the first rig several times, I found I really like it over what I had been using. I then decided to buy another of the same thing. The casting was great and everything worked so smooth that I was pleasantly surprised. This is the first reel I've had that incorporates a clicker and I like the way that works too. These rigs were not cheap but I don't do very much for enjoyment so I treated myself. Can't work your life away to just pay bills. The wife didn't say much and generally that ain't bad. Wish I could sneak in a boat, but I just don't see that happening.