Lighter and stronger than it´s rivals; the lifting power this rod offers is unbelievable, while the dampening character avoids hook pulls. The tip is soft enough to offer as minimal resistance as possible, when a catfish is mouthing the bait. The rod can be used with big fixed spool reels, as well as with multipliers. The EVA-handle is parallel to be able to use any catfish-proof rod holder which is on the market. The length of 10' offers plenty of leverage whilst fishing from the boat, plus it is not too short to be effective from the bank.