Ha! well it's worth a shot!!..I'm trying to scrounge up money here but am at an impasse because it's hard to sell off some of my other rods reels etc.Kids in school wife out of work, etc. etc... just need something to get me out to try some steelhead this fall. The heaviest I have is a 4wt. which would be a disaster..I just tried out a 9wt and it was too much for me. had an 8 at one point in my life but sold it so I'm stuck. ...but I'm not fooling myself with this request so please don't be offended..just thought I'd give it a try.