Hit my local pond last evening with a new Okuma 5' UL Combo I recently bought, and after about 20 casts caught a nice 17" LM on it. I initially tried a Rebel Wee Craw, but then switched to a 3" white Twister Tail on a jig, which is what the LM was caught on. Seems like plastics are the ticket for just about everything right now, according to many OGF threads. It was in this case anyway. The rod has a nice sensitive feel, as I could feel some tap-taps as the jig was falling. Just at sundown, the surface activity started picking up. Had several miss hits on a Hula Popper, but no hook-ups. Anyway, I always consider catching a fish a on any new outfit as Good Luck for that outfit forever.