I could use your input here.
Recently made the move to Cleveland, the home of the LeBron James economy, rivers that catch on fire, great healthcare, and above all else, a Steelhead season that is about to start.
I've got plans to head out out to hit new waters over the next few weekends; so, I went to just check all my gear that I took with me in the move. Waders, check. Vest, check. Reel, needs some new line, but check. Fly boxes, need recommendations on what to use (suggestions welcome).
I finally got to all my rods and I open up the case for my 8-wt and found this:
Somewhere over the course of the last few years, the tip of my Scott got snapped off. I did some research and Scott has a good repair policy. Any idea how much a fix like this would cost?
I'd have to send the rod away to get it patched up. Will a 6-wt rod suffice for the early portion of the season? I had originally contemplated turning this 9-footer into an 8'6" but thought better of it after I found out their repair policy.
Also, never really fished for Steelhead before...any tips?