Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: South Fork of the Snake
I fish an Echo glass 3wt switch and its great for calm days and small soft hackle flies or muddler patterns. I've caught fish up to 21" and 4#. I would not want to catch any bigger fish than that in moderate current. As it took some skill to land the fish.
I have a 5wt dually switch rod which, I feel, is the best all around trout stick. It can throw streamers or small flies into the wind and have enough back bone to get the fish in hand without wearing it out.
I also have a 6 wt switch, which is great for chucking really big gnarly streamers in a stiff breeze and moderate current. Of course you could land a steelhead on this rod if you wanted to. But you have to stop thinking about what weight of rod for what fish and get a rod that can cast the type of flies that you like to fish. This is also my warm water stick for big bass, pike, and walleye.
All the water I fish is fairly big with moderate current, so I need a little more backbone than probably your normal angler would need.
Swinging fly's on the Snake River.