Just curious what you guys are running for rods when plug fishing for river steelhead out of a boat. I know that the guys that take it serious prefer a somewhat specialized rod with a flexible tip to transmit the action of the plug and yet have a beefy butt section. I am contemplating building my own. I have always liked Batson blanks and see they make a hotshot stick HS9000. Its 7'6" 1 pc rated 8-17lb with an extra fast taper. Anyone have experience with this blank or just really wondering what you guys are running.