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i have a ugly stick SPS1186-2H spinning model .... i use it for catfishing and it does a very nice job... however... don't think it would handle a big flathead ... although i have never caught a big flathead... but i've got some big channel out of sandusky bay with it ... and i've also caught some yellow bullhead that weigh maybe a half pound... it is sensitive and has a nice tip.... and i've cast a 2 ounce weight with it... so all that being said...

i would think it would handle 20-25 pounders... but i don't know about pulling one out the trees, tangles, and other junk the flatties get into... i sure would like to try it!!! :)
 

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I have been using some regular cat rods for flathead and I've used my pin and Clarus for big channels. My buddy actually uses a heavy rod with his pin for flatheads but he hasn't got one over 20 pounds. My brother got a 30+ pounder on my first cat rod tiger spinning haha. I totally understand why you NEED a heavier rod to keep them out of the crap once you hook them but I just don't have the funds.
 

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I just received my Tangling With Catfish Extremes yesterday. They seem pretty heavy duty. I haven't used them yet so I can't post how they handle fish.
Although I have used the Ugly Stick catfish rods on the Ohio River for the past 3 years. I have caught a 55 pound bluecat along with a few 40's. The rods did fine. However they dont have much backbone if you did have to try to pull the fish from some cover. Good luck on your purchase.

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