Ok I have 7 Rod and Reels just for Catfish. I have 30# Red Cajun line loaded in the Reels. Most time I put Rods in Holders and wait until it seems fish are going to break the Rods in two before setting Hook and reeling in. Always been Small to Medium Channel Catfish. I have other Rod and Reels loaded with 12# Test Line. Would I be better off using 12# Test on bulk of my outfits and do away with the Heavier Line? I have went the other way with Pan Fish. I was using 2# Test on Trout but have went to 6# Test on Trout, Crappie, Goggle Eye, Bluegill and Suckers. oneshot The Big Grin likes Slat Traps.