I know that lot sof people, even me in the past have been negative on two piece rods, but WHY? I bought several King Cat Pro rods this winter & they are two piece rods. I would not be affraid to use them for Flatheads. I also have a Jeep Cherokee, so they are MUCH easier to handle. Have any of you actually fought a Catfish w/ a two piece that was not a blemished rod & have it break on you? I've heard stories of it happening, but it's never happened to me personally.