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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Fischer View Post
    I've got several casting rods for cats. We get channel's here up to about 6# and I like my Round reels and 6'6" rods. One of my favorites surprised me. Got it off Amazon for under $20. Berkley Cherrywood Med action. Most other's ate about 6'^" also and either med Lt or med One med heavy and it works fine. Using up the last of my 14# line and going to stick to 10# and might have a little 12# to use up still.
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    For eatin cats I just use a medium rod with a spinning reel.
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    I have two different sets of catfishing rods. One for the eating sized (which I rarely use) and the other set are my striper rods with 10/0 hooks loaded for big catfish. I love feeling the pull of those big catfish...and especially love seeing the takedown. It can get pretty hard getting the rod out of the holder if the fish is big enough. HA!

    I will have to say though...it's more about the reel than it is the rod. With 10/0 circle hooks the rod loads up and the pressure sets the hook for you so bigger fish might need a bit stiffer rod. On smaller catfish you set the hook generally so lighter rods detects a lighter bite better. Ive caught striper in the 10-15 lb range with crappie equipment. You just gotta have decent reels with the drag set right.
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