Hey Rod, take into consideration on the Cara 8-172 which is an 8 power rod which is an XXH, which you want... It is a one piece rod.. and is a 7' 2" rod that Falcon specifically makes for thick grass! It's the ultimate one piece grass rod for flipping and pitching... Check it out! http://www.falconrods.com/products.php?CategoryID=7 Scroll down to the middle of the page, hope this helps.