Look... I'm not a steelheader, or a fall beach guy for that matter. I've practiced casting & swinging a few times with this reel on my one and only 8 weight. One spool: RIO Windcutter WF8F optic yellow cut at 15', custom loops; interchangeable tips - 17' typeIV , 13' type IV , 15' typeIII. Other spool: WF8I Wet Cel Also: JW Outfitters Tip Wallet $150 + shipping takes all. Note: this is a solid backplate frame with matte finish - previous generation, same drag design, used approximately thrice.