Being a rookie I have read pretty much every post on this site trying to pick up as much as I can. One of things I haven't yet been able to figure out is what rod should be, or what peoples opinions of what rods should be used for different types of fishing. I've heard the terms "bobber rod" and "casting rod" etc.. Right now I have an 8.5' IM8 and a 6' Ugly Stick both are medium action. Can I get some thoughts on what will work best for what? Plan on mostly float fishing for winters right now. Thanks!