New to forum, new to Edinburgh and very much looking forward to getting stuck in after lock down. I've got pretty wide lure experience, including a variety of river species (bows, browns, smallmouth bass, yellowfish, a few steelhead, whitefish etc) also fly fished quite extensively but using SH rods only. I'm inclined to start with lure gear and try to improve my river craft first and then start to learn the appropriate DH techniques after a season or two. Any thoughts on this would be welcome. Also wondering (for Forth area rivers, Almond is closest) what sort of gear would be a sensible compromise? I've tended to use Japanese rods for most of of lure fishing. They do a lot of cherry salmon spinning in very fast water with gear that might be about right for grilse, reasonable sea trout and the odd bigger fish. 7'7"-8'6" foot-ish, 10-12lb leaders, 14-18lb braid. Obviously this is not suitable for big rivers and early season, I have heavier gear for that. I don't want to be under-gunned but also want to enjoy any brownies or sea trout that come along. I'll be using single hooks as per the rules. Thanks!