I don't use corkies normally or spin n glos,dad, and my friends all do but all they do is provide positive bouyancy. My weight is determined when I get to the water...I add split shot until I start pinging the bottom, then take one or two off depending on waters speed and the composition of rocks on the bottom. Just buy some sharp hooks in a size 1 to keep it uber simple. You can catch both steelhead, and nook on that size of hook. I tie leaders for steelhead, and chinook with different sized hooks, but it won't take much away from your rig if you get as big as 1/0. Although I don't think I've ever fished for steelhead with anything bigger than size 1 hooks.