To catch big cats from the bank, you need a rod that can handle the abuse. The Ugly Stik® Catfish Special Casting Rod is specifically designed for high-impact fishing from wooded shorelines, dams, riprap banks – wherever monster cats prowl and conditions are tough. Each rod in the series features rugged Ugly Tech™ construction, a graphite-fiberglass blend for maximum toughness, sensitivity, and durability; the signature Ugly Stik Clear Tip® for added strength and resilience; popout-proof Ugly Tuff™ 1-piece stainless steel guides; and shrink-wrapped rubberized full-grip handles to ensure maximum leverage during the fight. Mfrs. 7-year warranty.