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Long rods and light line, Steelhead.

Posted on November 22nd, 2018

Steelheaders know that when it comes to tributary fishing rods, length does make a differance, especially if you use a lightweight leader.

Some steelheaders that fish smaller streams will fish an 11 1/2′ rod and this makes sense when fighting fish in from tree covered shorelines where there is limited room, but if you fish larger rivers that are more open, a 13-15′ rod is ideal.

A longer rod enables you to keep your line off the water easier to prevent line drag and it also adds “torque” to your line when you are fighting a big steelhead with a lighter tippet!

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