So I moved to Portland OR. last February with high hopes of catching steelhead. Spent my whole life trout fishing with a fly rod. I had only steelhead fished once, before moving from Lake Tahoe CA. I got off to a good start, some of you may have read my first post two fish on the Sandy, just dumb luck. I since have learned to put together a decent spey cast. NOW I am in a slump, yeah I know I just started and have to pay my dues. 12 months and I am 5 for 9 thats fishing solo mission average 8 full days a month. I have blown out my Cloudveil 8x wading boots, busted my oly 790 camera. And today I snapped my redington RS3 spey rod:beathead: So here I am one year in and ready to do a total gear overhaul. 5 for 9. I aint going to Quit.....:rofl: Anybody got suggestions for new gear.