Yes, this is awesome. Just read the whole thing! Now i am going to get my 10 wt and go catch some dinky little rocky mountain trout on 20 lb p-line. Oh by the way I spent two weeks in New York this fall catching steelhead. A 5 wt will work just fine. Ocean is a mean tough place. I would have to say that any fish that can survive that is OK in my book. Too bad the great lakes fish never get to experience that.