After breaking a 2 piece graphite rod at La Mancha on Leon when an approx 12lb largemouth took my crappie jig, I made the switch that very day to Ugly Sticks. I have a small spinning combo and a baitcasting combo for vertical jigging. I don't want to ever lose a hog like that again if I can do anything at all to help it! I'll never forget that moment.
Yes, Brazos is my real name.