Originally Posted by randyflycaster
I'm not sure, but I don't think bass and salmon/steelhead rods go together.
They probably dont but Im interested in something that can reach out and touch more fish. I live in Va and my Sage 5wt gets most of the work on streams and thin water. When the temp goes up, I will still be looking at some trout streams but will the easier stuff to access will be large and smallmouth, stripers, musky and then a trip to Newfoundland for Salmon. My sister lives in Colorado so I would like to use that as a reason to go to some surrounding areas and chase steelheads.
I am looking for something that can be versatile enough to handle anything from large mouth to salmon and steelhead. Should I just stick with a single hand then? I cannot justify a dedicated two hand spey rod because I wont be able to chase salmon and steelhead nearly enough. This is why a switch rod appeals to me. Something that can WF floating line with a fly and then throw big streamers with heavier line (without killing my shoulder hence, a two hand rod).
What do you think?