FT Ever since I started using longer belly lines, I seem to be more accurate with my casts, and thus enjoyed my casting more. I usually use full sinking line, or straight floating line. I rarely use sink tip lines myself anymore. When I first started spey casting I seemed to gravitate toward faster action progressive taper rods. It seems like now I like to feel the load all the way into the cork. I also have noticed how much more I use my 15 footer over my 14' 3". I do own an old 16 footer, I can only imagine the power your 18 footer casts. What brand of spey rod do you use? With the 16-18 foot range I can pretty much guess and say a European brand like Clan or Carron.