I am newer to steelhead and salmon fishing, this is my 2nd year. All I have is a ML drifting rod with the Michigan handle which isnt exactly ideal for casting spoons or spinners. It is a Shimano 9' IM6 spinning rod, so it is not very sensitive for me to read rock from bite while side drifting. I did my homework before becoming a member and it seems that your ocean fish are much, much larger than our Lake Michigan fish. My rod worked great for fighting Kings but they average 10-15 lbs and steelhead are 8-12 lbs. I am looking for a good sensitive rod for both species for drifting and casting. What would be some ideal rods?
I was thinking the x96js for both species and maybe a rr86mts for just the fall run Kings.
Also how would the Stealth Si fair against both species?