Hey there, fishing for winter steel up here in bc. I have been trying to use my 8 wt 11'6" switch rod to dredge the bottom on certain stretches of the river or where there is more flow. I dont have a problem casting .5grams weighted flies with 10 ft t-11. When I try my heavyweights with 1 - 1.3 g head. The cast is ugly and unproductive. Should I try some t14 or am I expecting too much of my setup. 11'6" 8 wt 540 skagit switch 8-10 ft t type leader 4 ft 25 -down to 12 lb maxime.