In 2014 I released the first rod in my Chad Ferguson Signature Series Catfish Rod line from Whisker Seeker Tackle, the medium heavy two piece catfish rod and have since released the same medium heavy rod in a one piece model as well as a medium heavy spinning rod.
I designed the original MH Chad Ferguson Signature Series Catfish Rod to be a universal “do all” catfish rod that could fit the needs of any angler and would work for all species and techniques (more on that here). The medium heavy catfish rod was built so it would be light and sensitive enough to fish for one to two pound channel catfish fitnesse fishing with prepared bait but big and beefy enough that it could land monster trophy class catfish and everything in between.
Following the release of the medium heavy model I finalized the testing of another rod in the Chad Ferguson Catfish Rod line from Whisker Seeker Tackle, the heavy power fast action rod.
Recognizing the need for a heavier catfish rod with a faster action I wanted to build something that was more targeted for trophy catfish anglers or those anglers who are targeting medium to large catfish exclusively but built on the same principles of the original medium heavy model.
The goal was to build a catfish rod based on the original medium heavy design but to beef it up so it was geared towards landing monster catfish, throwing heavy sinkers and big baits for anglers that needed it but keep it light and sensitive so it could still be used for smaller catfish and so it was comfortable to hold for long extended periods of time when used for controlled drifting and bumping for big cats.
Heavy Power, Moderate Fast Action Catfish Rod
After thorough testing a few revisions the heavy rod was born and has been a long time in the making.
It adds another catfish rod to the Chad Ferguson Signature Series Catfish Rod line from Whisker Seeker Tackle that’s like no other rod on the market using on the latest cutting edge material and design and backed by an unprecedented warranty like no other in the industry.
The heavy power rod is built on the same custom manufactured composite blank made of a mixture of s-glass, graphite and carbon fiber and features a one piece blank and a fast action so there’s less bend through the rod blank. It’s prepared to hoist monster cats up out of the deep when needed whether you’re fishing for deep open water blue cats or pulling massive flatheads out of their timbered lairs the heavy power catfish rod has the strength and backbone to do it all.
We’ve added titanium oxide line guides to all one piece rods (including the heavy power rod) and all rods feature the same custom built reel seats and composite cork handles that are like no others available.
The heavy rod is backed by the same unprecedented trophy tough warranty as well that’s second to none when it comes to catfish rods.
Rods available now in the Chad Ferguson Signature Series Catfish Rod from Whisker Seeker Tackle are:
- 7’6 2 Piece MH Moderate Fast Action Casting
- 7’6 1 Piece MH Moderate Fast Action Casting
- 7’6 1 Piece MH Moderate Fast Action Spinning
- 7’6 2 Piece H Fast Action Casting
Here’s The Video
Here’s all of the information on the heavy power catfish rod in video!