I've been wanting to get into the two-handed striper game a for a while now, but have been waiting for a good deal on a rod (and a reason to justify another "arrow" in the quiver). Having spent 3.5 years at Syracuse University in ignorance of my proximity to the Salmon River, a trip to DSR in the fall all but ensured that my new years resolution was to get out and chase some steel on the weekends--thus providing the perfect "excuse" to invest in a two-hander. And the stars must be aligning because I recently came across a great deal on a used 10'6 6 weight switch rod. My only reservation: will this be enough rod to do the kind of fishing you and I are so fond of? Flatwings, greased line swings, stripers from shore, and with a little luck...a steelhead! Your tales of fish landed on a single hand 6 weight are encouraging, and I think a 6 weight switch even more make for a more powerful fighting rod. Of course a rod is but only a stick, the effectiveness of which is the responsibility of the angler, but am I right in my thinking? Would such a rod make for a fun foray into two-handed fishing for our beloved salmo and saxatilis?