Mary Ann and I hit a local river with one of my bamboo switch rods two days ago, hoping to scare up a steelhead. I took out my 10′ 6″ 5 wt. switch rod…a little under gunned if I happened into a large winter fish. I swung a #6 bucktail coachman on an intermediate leader….yes, Paul, you’ve had an influence on my fly selection! The weather was cold (33 degrees) and foggy, and all we caught were frozen extremities and iced-up guides. But it was still fun to get out.