This is slightly off-topic, but I'm about to pick up a rod/reel combo from Cabelas. It's going to be a TFO 8wt TiCrX combo with a Cabelas SR large Arbor reel. My plan is to use it down on the Texas Coast for flats fishing for Reds, Specks, and anything else big enough. And also to use it as a Largemouth Bass rod since I'll be able to through huge honkin bass bugs around with it.
Cabela's -- Temple Fork Outfitters Lefty Kreh TiCr X/Cabela's SR Fly Combos
The question is this, would the TiCrX 8wt do well up in the land of Salmon and Steelies, and would the SR reel work if anyone has any experience with it? TFO offers a rod extension to turn the 8wt into a two handed spey rod. I'd seriously consider this as well as over lining the rod.
My wife and I are headed up to the NW next May/June for a couple of weeks. Does anyone think this rod/reel combo would be good for my limited time? I'm not an everyday fly fisher even though I wish I was...