Catfish Gear #011 — Angler Driven Rods and Accessories – B’n’M Poles
B’n’M knows rods. They have been building them for more than 70 years. They stay current with what anglers want by communicating with a carefully developed pro-staff who advises the company on how to build rods that help everyday catfishermen catch more catfish.
Their original Silver Cat is still available and in widespread use in spinning and casting models. The two-piece construction remains popular among anglers that want to take their rods down for storage. These 100 percent fiberglass rods provide sensitivity for bite detection and a glow in the dark tip to help see those night bites. They are built with ceramic insert guides and are designed for 15- to 30-pound line.
The Silver Cat Magnum is built on a 90% carbon, 10% fiberglass blend to provide sensitively and extra backbone for trophy catfish anglers. The magnum series retains the two-piece construction and ceramic insert guides for smooth line flow. They come in a 10-foot model for when those longer casts are needed.
As bumping became a favorite method of catching big cats by river fishermen, B’n’M went to the pro-staff for advice on what kind of rod was needed. The result is the new Silver Cat Magnum Pro-Staff Bumping Rod. There is only one model and that’s all you need. It went through several versions in the developmental stage and the result is perfect. This rod has a stiffer blank than the original and is fitted with stainless steel guides and tip. It is built with sensitivity in mind and designed to battle the swifter current and those big catfish that bumping produces.
The newest B’n’M rod is the newly redesigned Silver Magnum 75. This 7.5-foot rod is one-piece with a cork handle. It is a medium action rod designed for 25- to 50-pound line. The Silver Magnum 75 features an aluminum baitcasting reel seat and solid steel eyes the entire length of the rod. It is rapidly becoming the favorite of anchor fishing anglers.
For information on B’n’M Catfish Tackle visit the website at www.bnmpoles.com or call at 1-800-647-6363. How-to Videos and How-To articles are available on their website where you can download a current catalog that includes the complete selection of George Young Jr. Catfish Gear. Remember, they also offer replacement parts, including tips, for most of products. Just give them a call.