I wanted a good rod for winter steelhead and Columbia basin kings, so I jumped on the 12' 8wt Evotec. Just over $200 at Fishwest/Vail, they have a few left at this price! It showed up yesterday and it looks really nice. Anybody here used this rod? Rio suggested a grain window of 500-525 for Skagit. Does this sound light? I made the mistake of ordering Airflo Skagit Compact 510 before asking around. If it is too light I guess I will find a stronger 7wt switch to cast it with and go heavier for the Loop rod.