GP86MC, GP86MHC : Hugely popular throughout the years, these 8’6 casting rods built a reputation on being some of the most dynamic and versatile rods on the market. Whether in the hand as a drift rod or in the rod holder for drift-boat fishing, they are that ideal in-between length for both bank and boat. The medium is ideal for steelhead techniques or smaller salmon species. The medium-heavy spans the range between steelhead and chinook equally. Both of these rods are a great choice for a primary salmon & steelhead rod. The medium-heavy is probably one of the most dynamic rods in the entire lineup in terms of versatility.