Well I decicded that I needed two 2 piece rods for a certain stretch of water that Flathuner & I fsh, plus I needed some sort of lighted rod, so I put 2 & 2 together & bought two Glow Sticks. These usually run $35 bucks or so, but Catfishconnection had them for $26. I got them today, I was a little surprised, they felt better than the ones at the store did. I had them in the water by 5:30PM, a 3 1/2 Channel on one @ 5:45PM. It felt pretty good, I think they will do just fine for what I want & needed them for. Don't know if they'd bring a 40 pounder out from a bunch of river brush, but then again the World Record Flattie from Arkansas or whereever was caught on a Zebco 33 w/ 15# line, so I should be okay. I think the newer ones may be a little "beerfier" than the ones that first came out.