I bit on a Shakespeare Excursion combo that is a 3 pc rod, 4 if you count taking off the reel
I have absolutely no complaints. Done me good over the last 2 years. Very easy to pop together and I prefer it over any single pc rod, just because I can keep it in my trunk and fish whenever I feel like
Not sure if it would hold up against a monster cat, but it has held it's own on some decent sized bass.