Hello everyone, I am new to the site. The more I read and learn about spey gear the more I get confused. I live in Ohio and would like to spey fish, but I really don't have anyone to ask questions to because there is no one I know that does it. I don't know what rod or line to get. Help! Currently I use a single rod with floating line and a long leader (about 12') and catch fish all day long with split shot added to leader. I plan on using spey type flies in sized 7 - all the way up to 1.5. Here is the big problem, Ohio has some larger rivers but nothing like you guys have out here or even Michigan. Much of my work is close in I have caught fish 10ft from me to 60ft anywhere in between is the norm. If anyone is familiar with Ohio I fish the Grand, Chagrin, Conny, and the Rocky. In Pa I fish Elk & Walnut. The floating line with the long leader works well because it gets to the bottom quick. Our rivers are such that They on average are not deep. We mostly have 2-3ft water with a deeper hole of maybe 4ft to 7ft. Some holes are of course much deeper by like bridges.If one chooses to use sink tips teeneys mini tips are recommended around here because they have a 5ft head (nice and short). So do I need a 13ft or 14ft? Skagit? Dredger? Secondly, what line would you recommend to use since I will never cast 150 ft like you guys do because our rivers aren't that big. Do I need a long belly or short belly?Or should I scrap the whole idea of spey fishing and just stick to my 10ft Single handed for set up because our rivers aren't as large as yours? I don't even know with this water depth if I should be using a floating, sink tip, sunk spey line etc I don't know the advantages of each one where the water is generally shallow and I have to get deep into a small pool quickly. Thanks for any advice I can get from you guys.