I could use some help in deciding which Spey rod is better, the Sage 8126-3 or the Gloomis FR1388/9-3 GLX Spey fly rod? I'm not really into Spey casting yet, I'm just looking for a great rod for Steelhead and light Salmon fishing. I fish mainly on the Muskgeon and the Big Manistee rivers here in Michigan. I like the idea of a two handed rod for fighting the Salmon since I'm 55 and the two handed rod seems a great choice for leverage. I plan to use it as a conventional fly rod throwing flies at times and then use shooting line with a weighted leader to throw egg patterns and caddis larva. I bought a Sage 8126-3 a month ago and got a great deal but this rod seems a bit heavy and could be rather tiring to use all day long, I'm not sure. Although I have never held one in my hands, my first choice has always been the Gloomis FR1388/9-3 two handled GLX rod. It's a foot shorter at 11'6" than the Sage plus I believe it's considerably lighter. I've been able to locate one at a great price, so I'm wondering should I sell my brand new unused Sage and buy the Gloomis or keep the Sage? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.