I'm from the midwest, so most of the Lake Superior tributary steelhead rivers I fish are fairly small. Never felt I could actually use anything other than a single handed rod, although I have noticed a slight increase in two handed use on a couple rivers. But I am moving to the west coast for a temporary job, and I want to get a serious about catching some steelhead and I view two handed fishing as part of that equation. Looking at all the options is slightly overwhelming to me. Especially the differences between spey and switch rods. So far all I have been able to figure is that spey is better for really big rivers? Is there type that offers a distinct advantage over the other in terms of versatility and general applicability? I guess some of my concern comes from talking from a guy who is selling his spey rod because he bought a switch, is there really that much of an advantage?