Hey guys & gals !! This past season, CountryKat of the OGF, donated a hand made cattin rod for usage during the 2004 cattin season. The rod is a 6'6 ,one piece medium heavy action casting. The rod was put to test by yours truly , and OGF member truck . I found the rod to be everything a hand made ,custom rod should be. Very durable , with alot of backbone. truck used the rod while cattin the Ohio River. He said the rod performed very well and thought it was a good choice for catters. He preferes a longer handle than the rod tested had but overall, found it to his likings . I fitted it with an ambass.6500 c4 reel and gave it a whirl. Very nice indeed !!! For those looking for a very nice rod for this coming catting season, check out CountryKats Rods you will not be sorry !!! By the way, anybody wishing to use this donated rod for a month or so, please feel free to contact me . I am usually in an area close by so I could drop it off or make other arrangements ( via outings etc. ) The only thing I ask is for you to give a summary of what you think of the rod. Thank You Daryl (truck) for trying the rod out and a very special THANKS to CountryKat for the donated rod .. THE CATKING !!!