Man, what a bad year leading into this years season. I forked out over $350 last year on new gear...all for nothing. I bought a Gander Mountain official steelhead rod, which easily broke when I pulled a snag. Second misshap, either lost or had my $250 Cabela's fly rod stolen at the end of last season. That kind of blow can really damage ones motivation to get back in the game, but I'm trying. I think in two weeks I will be making another fun trip to Wheeling to re-load. The desire to land fresh steel out weighs all!