whats a nice fly rod for steelies length and weight?? thinking about giving it a shot any info appreciated thanks
I'm no expert that's for sure, but I am a broke college kid. That been said, I think if you don't have a lot of loot to throw around, that'd be a good rod. Now the reel is probably where you want to put more of your money. Keep that in mind.sticknstring said:cabelas has st croix premier 9' 8wt just rod for 80 dollar i think thats a good deal but i could be wrong
In my experience, an expensive reel is not necessary for steelhead. Although I have plenty of higher end reels, I have also caught them on simple click/pawl reels. Steelhead are not tuna, tarpon, or bonefish and one hardly needs a reel capable of handling big-game to land one. Look at the popularity of float fishing (centerpins)? No drags at all! A simple reel constructed of machined or cast aluminum with a disc drag will suffice if one is on a budget, such as the Cabelas Prestige II (around $50) or the Okuma Integrity ($70). Ross has also introduced several reels for less than $100. Obviously, if you can afford more than go for it. A quality rod and fly line will make casting more efficient with less arm fatigue and allow for easier mending, IMO.joefsu said:I'm no expert that's for sure...Now the reel is probably where you want to put more of your money. Keep that in mind.
You might have picked them up, but you sure didn't cast them, the difference would be immediately noticeable.I've picked up quite a few rods in the past two months and I can honestly say that I didn't see any difference in a $100 rod and a rod that was up around $800.