favorite steelhead outfit

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by luv2fly2, Jan 28, 2004.

  1. luv2fly2

    luv2fly2 Active Member

    what is your favorite steelhead outfit; rod(s),reel(s), line(s). i am torn between a glx 1080 which is a 10 ft. 8 wt. with a steelfin vario 10 and a 9.5 ft. 7 wt. rpl with a ross big game #4. both have 444 cortland. thanx.
  2. pwoens

    pwoens Active Member

    The GLX is a bad boy rod for sure!!! Dont know much about the RPL except I didnt personally care for the "not as fast of action as I like" action?? I run an SP+ that I picked up from a gent here on this website...it blows my old Reddington out of the water and is one sweat rod!! Besides the SP+ I would have to say my other choice is the boron IIx :thumb

    EDIT: forgot to mention I run a Redington RS2 reel....nothing fancy, definately heavy, but it seems to be bullet proof after 3 years still and the drag is excellent.....RIO multi tip on one reel, and SA Mastery on the backup

    ~Patrick ><>
  3. KerryS

    KerryS Ignored Member

    Sage 8124 with a Bougle' MK IV and a custom built line.
  4. Rxfisher

    Rxfisher New Member

    Summer: Sage 6126 with Tioga 10 and Rio midspey 6/7
    Winter: Sage 8126 with Tioga 12 and Custom Skagit line w tips.
    I have others but these two rods do the majority of the work for me. RX:thumb
  5. Rob Blomquist

    Rob Blomquist Formerly Tight Loops

    Summer or small water: WW Grigg 7wt 9' with an Okuma Sierra and a Airflo Multitip. I also have a complete shooting head setup for this rod.

    Winter and big water Rainshadow XCEL 9 wt 9' with a Velocity 4 and 30' shooting heads. I also have a Airflow Multitip line for this bad boy. The XCEL blank is a rocket launcher, handling a 450 grain head with ease. If only my arm could handle that head with ease.
  6. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

    Mine is a custom made rod which is on a St.Croix Avid blank. It is a 9'6" 8wt,with a RS2 reel loaded with Rio Versitip line. I had it made for me because I'm too shaky to try and do it myself. Its a sweet rod if I only knew how to cast.:(

    In the summer time I use a 9'GL3 5wt with a Adventure Reel loaded with 444 wtfwd floating line. I can't help myself with anything bigger because I'm a dry fly thrower in the summer time.

  7. chadk

    chadk Be the guide...

    Whew - I was afraid this was going to be another fly fishing fashion\clothing thread!!:beathead
  8. Rob Blomquist

    Rob Blomquist Formerly Tight Loops

    Since you brought it up, my favorite steelhead outfit is a hot pink tutu, with hot pink tights in the winter.

    I wear a matching Patagonia vest, and only fish pink flies on pink hooks.

    Personally, I think I am a serious fashon plate when I fish.
  9. DLoop

    DLoop Creating memories one cast at a time

    Winter: Leopard-skin pattern half-vest, low-cut GoreTex Bermuda shorts (worn fridge repairman style), Hodgman booties (with sparkle tassles)
  10. Whitey

    Whitey Active Member

    hahahahahaha! thats funny stuff. My current favorite is my Winston Ibis 9'6" 8wt with my multi-tip line that Dennis at Kmans made for me. Love that setup. :thumb YT:smokin
  11. Rob Blomquist

    Rob Blomquist Formerly Tight Loops

    I forgot to mention my custom wading slippers with Cactus Chenille trim. hot pink, of course.
  12. Roper

    Roper Idiot Savant

    I got a new Nascar coat with my Megadeath tee-shirt, and don't ferget my Cabela's 3-D Realtree waderz, Budwiser hat and for a pole I got a Whoopin' Stick with a bait reel with 15Lb Spiderwire, gotta luv it! Got a trim on my mullet and I look BITCHIN'...! Cain't wait fer the pitchurs to come back from Wal-Mart!

    :+ :eek :+ :eek :+ :eek

    Sage LE896, Okuma I7/8, Rio Versa-tip


    Good things come to those who can't resist being a snob...
  13. pwoens

    pwoens Active Member

    why you gotta make fun of Whitey like that???

    ~Patrick ><>
  14. alpinetrout

    alpinetrout Banned or Parked

    2 current favorites:

    1) Sage 796 XP - Lamson Velocity 3.5 - SA Mastery Steelhead WF7F, SA Wet Tip III WF7F/S
    (I just got my T&T Helix 9' 7wt, but haven't had a chance to use it yet. If it's anything like my other T&T's, I suspect it will soon be replacing the Sage as my favorite 7wt.)

    2) Thomas & Thomas Horizon 9' 8wt - Lamson Litespeed 3.5 - SA Mastery Steelhead WF8F, SA Mastery Quad-Tip. This rod is a cannon! Just ask Sparse...
  15. Roper

    Roper Idiot Savant

    'Cuz I can...


    Good things come to those who wade...
  16. sinktip

    sinktip Guest

    Summer setup:

    1307 T&T, 4” Hardy Bougle, Airflo 6/7 Long Delta

    Winter setup: tossup between

    T&T 1509, Teton 12LA, 8/9 Rio Midspey cut for tips
    CND 15’6” Salmo Salar Specialist, Hardy 4” Wide-Drum Perfect, 7/8 Rio Grandspey cut for tips
  17. Brian Simonseth

    Brian Simonseth Banned or Parked

    Just about any two handed rod!
    CND custom 8/9 13ft Islander 4" with one of my lines for the winter

    CND custom 7/8 13.5ft Islander4" with one of my lines or 6/7 Midspey for summer:smokin