Hi all, I am new to the area. I have fished the streams around here for trout, but would like to try my hand at the sea run cutthroats and anything else that prowl the shores. I am hoping to try all the areas around: Golden Gardens, Edmonds, Tacoma.... I have the standard trout setup: 8.5 ft, 5 wt rod, and the 5/6 reel. I suspect I would need a separate setup for salt. What would be your suggestions for a rod/reel/line combo, if I also have faint aspirations fo steelhead in the streams come fall? I would think a 6 to 8-wt line with a 9 to 9.5 ft rod. Floating line vs sinktip? The gears should be specifically designed for salt, right? Many makers have designated salt vs freshwater reels....is there a big difference and should I pony up for the ones designated "saltwater?" Are there saltwater-specific rods too? Finally....any good fly shops you could recommend? I live in Seattle, near downtown (Magnolia). I know Creekside has a shop in Rainier Square and Issaquah (which I've been to and is good but the opposite direction if I'm heading out to the shores). Thanks!