Your gonna love those glow sticks. Its about all I use and the price is hard to beat! were running all 8'mh. I know some fellas don't care for two piece rods but so far it hasn't affected our fishing at all. We have had two hard years on them and they are still holding up great!Berkley has a glow stick rod there good rods for catfishing, I havent heard anything bad from these rods only good things, im going out and going to get me a few this next week, and Zepco also makes good cat rods I have a couple 7-33 Cat Rods and they do good.