I went out in the rain tonight, since the fish are already wet. Rebecca, Charlene and I hit the forks of the Thames. With hot dogs on steel leaders and 1/2 oz sinkers we went after catfish. Only one was caught. A 3 pound cat on Charlene. (no picture because of the rain) I am very pleased that I have wiped the skunk off my new rod. I was getting a little nervous.