Re: Great Lakes Steelhead flyreels?
Check out the Lamson Velocity 3 - 3.5 reels.
Affordable and big enough to hold some backing if you want to use it for Kings also. Not that a steelhead wont get into your dacron but you know what I mean.
I bought a 3.5 for use here. The Orvis Vortex would be fine as long as it's big enough. I used to fish for Kings in Ontario and its tributaries, those fish get big and will act just as crazy as an Alaskan will.
Just get a big enough gun buddy, what ever brand it is size matters.