I have only been cod fishing for a few years now and I'm totaly hooked. I have a couple of 6'6" ugly sticks that work pretty well for me but I see everyone useing 8 ft rods. I think it would be better for slinging jigs and for fighting fish. The trouble is it won't fit into my blazer or the car on the 4+ hr trips. Would a two piece be strong enough on some of those 400 ft pollock doubles or the 50+ dream cow cod we all hope to catch. Any info would be great. Thanks alot and tight lines.