My girlfriend says she wants to buy me a flyrod for my birthday!!!??? So here is my situation. I live in CT and would like a rod for the saltwater (strippers et al.) I will also fish the Lake Erie tribs in the Erie PA area for steelhead. What would you guys suggest. 8' 9 wieght or what. I have a season of flyfishing under my belt so I am still wet behind the ears so go easy on me please.