I joined the party late concerning the not-so-recent topics such as "Dream Setup", "One Spey Rod", and "Dec Hogan" and it appears the more popular rod makers are not at the top of the list when it comes to spey rods but rather rod companies such as CnD, Meiser, Burkheimer, and Snowbee appear to have a stronger spey reputation compared to primarily one handed rod makers (with maybe the exception of Sage). I am unfamilar with the intricasies of the spey world. What is it that makes a better spey rod? Do those rod builders above roll their own blanks to get better action/taper/feel/length that are not otherwise available? Better components? Better graphite? Different guide spacing? Tradition? Or does it simply come down to personal preference? Perhaps a better question is what makes a rod company specialize in spey rods and devote limited production to single handed rods? Is it because they are so specialized in spey rod production that they can avoid the rest of the rod market? I realize that answers to the above questions are primarily opinions but I would love to read the opinions of those who know more than I.