As the waterways increase in size, longer casts, longer drifts and improved line control make a big difference. That's where this rod really shines. It's still light enough to fish low-water situations, but it's long enough to allow you to cover more water and hard-to-reach drifts where steelhead tend to rest during their journey up the river. The technique is simple enough. It's like fly fishing with monofilament and it's extremely effective. GLX makes it really light and sensitive, but the fish make it bend... enjoy!