Re: About Your Rod;
This is a great post I wish I'd read 10 years ago when I started fishing the Pacific NW. Then a few local seasoned Fly fisherman in Puget Sound would tell me I needed to invest in a good #8/9 Sage and good Lamson to catch Steelhead. I debated whether to spend $700+ for a new outfit given the advice that I "...may not see or even feel a tug from one in a given 8 hour day on a rain/snow soaked river...maybe not even for the first 5 days I attempted..." I had a couple of 6 wts I now know I could have used. You're a great example of the old saying "...it's not about the arrow as much as it is about the Indian..." Thanks for the great sage advice...