Dear spey fisherpersons, I have never fished with a spey rod but am interested in starting. I would like some general advice. If a person new to spey casting who was going to fish the Skagit/Sauk/Sky/like rivers and they had to choose between a 13' 8/9 wt. or a 15' 10/11 weight of the same make, which he could not cast beforehand, which would be a better choise. I phrased it this way because I am looking at building the rod on a Rainshadow RX8 blank and these are my choices. If you don't think either of these sizes in this make are good choice for a beginner, please let me know. Any and all advice greatly appreciated. Jim F. I don't even know how to include those smiley faces in my message. I guess I should figure that out before I take on spey casting.