Thanks for the correction. I was mistaken. I only own the Steelhead Specialist and thought the Skagit Special was another name. Per Jack Cook, The Skagit Special is the same rod, but a few inches shorter. Supposedly shortened for better sink tip fishing. My experience pales compared to most on this site, but I really like the rod.rphelps said:The CND Steelhead Specialist and the CND Skagit Specialist are two different rods. First one is 14 ft 3 inches, 9/!0 wt, the second one is (I believe) 13 ft 9 inches, 9wt.
Both are great rods, but have two different actions.