FR1607/8-4 (GLX) - As the fall rains begin and the rivers start to swell, the 13' 4" #7/8 provides added distance and control. This model is still very light in hand and capable of comfortable 40 to 80 foot casts with all the popular mid size flies. This welter weight can deal with some wind, loading moderately deep, to mix it up with most steelhead and silver salmon. Use a short belly floating line for surface action, and loop on a short piece of sink tip as needed for a great day on the Dechutes, Bulkley or Sol Duc rivers.
FR1658/9 (GLX) - This is the "go to" rod to cover northwest steelhead under a wide range of river conditions, lines and flies. Rod action is moderate with a positive feel, allowing the angler to use a bit more authority lifting heavier sinking lines with heavily weighted flies, resetting the anchor, then delivering a long cast. Expect effortless 50 to 90 feet casts, with short belly head and running monofilament. This rod is at home on larger western rivers where continuous longer casts are needed to cover the run and battle big fish when they decide to nail your fly. It is a must rod for trips to the Dean, Babine, Kispiox rivers.
FR1689/10 (GLX) - Wind, rain, long casts? Bring it on! Where the waters run deep and swift, slinging and swinging heavy sink tips with big weighted flies at the end, this rod makes light work handling the chores. It is an excellent choice for winter steelhead, big silvers, and chinook salmon under all conditions, with casts 75 to 100 feet being the norm. This rod is designed for #9/10 short belly taper sink tip lines, with progressive moderate action. It is also a highly capable "Greased Line" rod by dropping down to a mid-belly size #8/9 line. If you're headed to the Thompson, Skeena, Skagit, or Snake and need to make big casts, for big fish, this is the rod to do the job.