I am wondering what happened to the big fish bfc 66 h (heavy)....I only see an extra heavy version. Im looking for a rod replacement and would have purchased this model if available. I think I may have found one in Washington, but haven't officially gotten hold of the company and am afraid I wont. Anyway, Im in Connecticut. I fish Long Island Sound, spending most of the time fishing "The Race" with 16 ounce hammered diamond jigs for striped bass and bluefish with the occasional trip north for Cod. I typically fish 50 lb mono, with Penn 113 H reels. Would the bfc 66xh be overkill? I also saw the Sardina models which might fit my need, however,Im just not ready to spend $$$ on a purple rod. I actually am "shade blind", but my girlfriend pointed out the purple. Ive always stuck with 6' 6" rods because 50% of my fishing is on smaller boats like the one in my profile pic with up to 3 other friends and they seem to meet my needs. I didn't consider a 7' rod. Hope this helps with making suggestions!