I don't intend to fish for steelhead, I just need a good longhandled, light spinning rod about 8' to 10' to cast light and medium lures and baits from shore, 4-10 lb test line. A couple years ago a friend let me borrow his for a weekend and I was really impressed with it. However, since I'm going to be using it from the bank I don't want to sink much money in it. I have seen Okumas online for about $35, a couple of folks in their reviews say the tip is easily broken, but most everyone else really like those. This will be for white bass, crappie, largemouth, smallmouth, trout and maybe light catfishing.