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Old 07-18-2004, 07:55 AM
BobK BobK is offline
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Erie Trib Steelies

I think your steelies don't run too large, with 4 to 5 lb. fish average. (At least, that's my experience with steelies from Lake Erie.) I use a couple of rods, a 6-wt. and a 7-wt., and both rods work well. A good 6-wt. with backbone may be of advantage, because besides handling the steelhead chores and bass fishing, you can use it for smaller stream trout without it being "overkill".

The 7-wt. would also be a good choice, however. It really depends on how much of each type of fishing you do.

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