It's so crummy that all problems can't be this delectable. The new wife said I should get a spey rod for my birthday. But the action/length/line weight/line type/sections multidimensional array troubles my wit. A friend of hers wants to build me the rod, so potentially I have even more specifications to select than if I were just picking one model off the rack. With this many choices, how can you stop at just one rod? Adding to my dilemma is that I've never actually tried any spey casting. I pursue steelhead in the Klickitat and Northern Oregon rivers with an 8 wt. single handed. A minor consideration is that I have a neglected 7 wt. triangle taper in the closest. I looked through the archives on this forum and reviewed many helpful threads. Many have said you just have to try some to find out your individual preferences. So, where's the next and nearest (to Yakima) clinics with demos so I can get an idea of what I would like? Carnation on Saturday?