Pat...Don't mean to hijack the St Croix thread.
Check out ACCCRAPPIESTIX.com
They are out of Illinois and the guy that sells them is a former Crappie Guide.
He has Green Rods and Red Rods. The Red Rods are "Heavy Duty".
I've got 3 of their Green 8 Footers. It's a two piece rod.
8 Foot is as small as they come in Green. I personally prefer an 8 Footer.
I've got 1 Red Rod that is in 7 Foot and it's a 1 piece.
7 Foot is the smallest the Red comes in and then in jumps to 10 Foot in length.
Dad and I have been using the Green Rods and Mom has been using the Red Rod.
Their performance has been nothing short of outstanding.
Ernest bought a couple green ones and you can see him using them in his latest videos.
Because I prefer 8 foot I'm partial to the green rods.
Dad and I have had no problem slinging slabs into the boat with the Green Rods.
I even landed a monster Catfish on Fork on the Green Rod 30-35 pounds.
My rod looked like the letter U for 25 minutes but it held its ground and I landed the Catfish.
Mom has been slinging slabs with the 7 Foot Red Rod.
They are $51.99 for the Green 8 Footer or Red 7 Footer.
Did I mention they are Sensitive? No problem feeling that light bite.
Just thought if you are in the market for a new fishing rod you might like to given them a try.
It's my Fishing Rod of choice for slinging slabs.
Good Luck in whatever you decide and Tight Lines.