Ok folks clearing out unused equipment rods reel etc. looking for a channel cat combo , the choices are original cat maxx rod mh 7 1/2 ft. rated to 20 lb. line and 2oz. weight(can it cast more like maybe 4oz. if needed) , or ugly stick catfish 7ft. rated to 3oz. and 30 lb. line really not much need for live bait casting as we do quite well here with other bait options , but may need to still occassionally throw 4oz. to hold bottom in the river . I would be using any one of my penn reels so a limber tip is not as needed due to the bait clicker feature . would be using 65# PP with at minimum a 20-25 lb. shock leader . At present both are the same price . Kind of like the added length of the cat maxx .