Designed by master cat man John Jamison, Rippin Lips' new SuperCat Series features six carefully selected length/actions, created to conquer the species and situations anglers face daily. While most catfish rods utilize E-glass, the SuperCat Series integrates select S-glass blanks-a lighter, more advanced fiberglass that's stronger and stiffer than its perhaps antiquated counterpart, E-glass. Another key distinction: E-glass was originally designed for non-angling applications, while S-glass was developed expressly for fishing rods. Likewise, S-glass offers nearly twice the modulus of E-glass, resulting in the optimal blend of blank strength, smoothness, and sensitivity. Unique among catfishing rods, SuperCat's custom EVA split grip handle yields tremendous balance for battling big fish, plus enhanced power for setting hooks and a comfortable under-arm fit while fishing. When building these rods, Jamison also insisted on extra hard, chrome-plated stainless steel guides. (Spinning rod models also feature hard ceramic guide inserts for lighter line applications.) For extra protection and toughness, all guide wraps are epoxy coated. And to assure no bite goes undetected-even at night-all rod tips sports high-visibility glow tips.