G. Loomis believes the two most important factors in a steelhead rod are line control and SENSITIVITY. That's two reasons why they build Steelhead Rods in such a wide variety of lengths and power ratings. No matter where you fish or which technique you choose, there's a steelhead rod that offers you maximum CONTROL. Knowing what's going on at the end of your line is absolutely crucial for successful steelheading. These fish may be big but for the most part their bite is incredibly subtle.