- Jun 29, 2009
- Albany, OR
I was wondering how light of a rod you would consider using for steelhead. I found a few suggestions on this sight but I was wondering if using a 5 wt is absolutely crazy. It just so happens that I have an old (rather cheap) 5/6 wt that is collecting dust that I was considering trying for steelhead with. I don't actually think I'll catch anything but I'm not at a point I can necessarily afford replacing a rod if it can't handle the stress. So what do you all think 5/6 wt too light?