Re: 8WT Rod Suggestion
I've used one 8wt for both steelhead and smallmouth. Sage 9ft Flight with a clouser line. It has worked well for both species. I have Indicator fished, swung flies, casted poppers and larger streamers with this one rod. No problem, you don't need a rod for steelhead and a rod for bass.
If I had to do it all over again I'd go with a longer rod, 9 1/2 or 10ft. I say this because it would make the mending easier for indicator fishing.
If you tell us how you'll fish and where for steelhead then maybe that might make a difference. I fish the Tribs for steelhead, some small streams to med. sized rivers and I fish large rivers for large smallies. If your use is similar to mine then my experience is all the more relevant to you.