Hi Ken and thanks for the reply.
The reason for shortlisting these rods was their casting weight, which closely resembles that of a 6-10 oz uptide rod. The reason for a higher casting weight is to enable me to cast out those ragi balls and the accompanying lead that I see others doing. As far as I know, nobody uses an uptide rated for less than a 4 to 8oz casting weight.
I did not know the line rating until you mentioned it but 40lb mono is exactly what the 6500A BTR is spooled with.
The only point in your post that I find worrying is that you feel this rod may be a lot stiffer than an uptide rod rated for 6 to 10oz. Is that right and in which case, would the BMAXBT240MH or BMAXBT270MH be a better bet?
Keeping the U.K. postal restrictions in mind, are there any particular catfish rods you could point me to? Links would be welcome. I tried looking up the Wychwood travel catfish rod yesterday but they no longer seem to have it on their website.
P.S.: Found the Wychwood Catfish travel round here... http://www.fishingwarehouseshop.co.uk/p ... 72b65463b4
Just wondering if the distance from butt end to reel seat isn't a wee bit too long when fishing from a coracle. Do you have any experience with this rod?