OK, so I am new to the Spey thing and am still trying to get the casting mechanics down. What is now clear to me is that the casting mechanics can only be perfected if the rods are lined correctly. I have visited several fly shops and gotten different advice from each one. So I would very much appreciate any input on rod lining from all you Speyheads out there who are casting the two current rods that I have. Currently I have two Sage Brownies, a 13' 6" 8 weight and a 11' 3" 8 weight Switch rod. I am mainly using them for Beach Casting. I suspect that I will want to look at different rod weights in the future however these are the rods I would like to use while learning the casting mechanics. It would be much appreciated hearing from anyone out there that are casting these rods as to what lines you are using. Many Thanks to all the responders!