An 8 wt. is the ticket whether you bonk them or put them back. Too much lactic acid if you fish with much lighter of a rod and their mouths are really soft. They tear out easily. Get 'em hooked, get 'em in, get 'em off and go back for another. The run is over before you know it even though it lasts six to eight weeks in some areas. My boat is tuned and ready or will be ready about early July which is too early but I can barely wait.