Scott’s new three-piece SAS 1006/3 is a dynamite rod for Great Lakes steelheaders. It’s a 10-foot, 6-weight rod that will help anglers with line/leader control so they can produce drag-free drifts more easily. This rod is complemented by three other 10-footers in the series-7-, 8- and 9-weights. Scott hopes the new version will please not only steelheaders, but also anglers who use float tubes and need the longer length to cast farther. Because nothing appeals to steelhead flyfishermen like a warranty (steelhead being known for snapping light rods), Scott has slapped an unconditional one on this series. (From $290; 800-728-7208;