First, I'm not a spey person. I've done it once before, but no skills yet in the spey casting department. I'm a very proficient single handed caster and although the casts are a different with spey, I hoping that many concepts carry over to help me get up the learning curve. Now, my objective would be acquire a long(er) rod than I typically use single-handed casting (mostly 9') and the related long-rod casting skills to more efficiently cover water like the Deschutes, Methow, etc. I would plan to employ whatever techniques are going to work at the time, whether it be swinging or nymphing (the latter is heresy, I understand, but I just like fishin'). I would probably be more inclined to be a 'shoot line' kind of guy, which sounds like it lends itself to more of a Skagit setup (again, limited knowledge here about spey and switch). So, I'm thinkin' a 12-6 or 13' 7/8 spey or a 10-5. to 11.5' 7 wt. switch might be the fit for me. But, again, that's a guy with lack of knowledge and experience in this arena just putting numbers together. Any input from you all would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks in advance for your input.