I picked up a Lamiglass 8wt from the base and used it for the 1st time last Sunday am on the Kenai for reds. Wow. What a blast? Had a little hole targeted and hooked into about 15 fish.
Problem was I kept foul hooking them AND was only using a 8lb leader, it kept snapping clean off. That and the fact as a noob I'm sure I lost some due to the lack of experience on a fly rod
BIG difference from a spinning rod, or as it's been called my telephone pole.
I've changed the leader and now just need to get back out since I THINK I have it figured out more.
Can't wait till momma gives me a green light again