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I am looking for suggestions for an 8wt for steelhead waters in the Pacific NW. Any suggestions would be appreciated!  (Don Green)

    Garrison 221 is a great rood for that.  (Bret Reiter)

    Here is one that Chris Obuchowski posted to the list.  I made it and I like it.  Even I can fish it quite a while before my shoulder knots up. Its also in the David Ray taper library. (Frank Stetzer, Hexrod, Taper Archive, Rodmakers Archive)

    PHY Para 17.  (Steve Weiss)

    I was lucky enough to fish a loaner Leonard a few weeks back on the Skeena river in BC.  I do not know what the weight was.  It was a 9' Leonard Dry Fly with a short fighting but.  I do not remember the fine details.

    I loved the rod.  Not light, but a wonderful action and it fished wonderfully for about 4 hours or so.  I covet the rod  :)   I know, I know, coveting is Wicked Indeed, but I am but a weak-willed mortal.  (Greg Dawson)

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