Spey Rods

Discussion in 'Spey Clave' started by Jim, Jan 18, 2002.

  1. KerryS

    KerryS Ignored Member

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    Another 2 cents:

    And maybe not worth that much.

    I hate Rio lines. I have bought 2 and both are setting in the garage. The windcutter is overated in my humble opinion and casts horribly. The other multitip line I bought from Rio has way to much memory. Coils of line caught up in my guides on a regular basis. I went back to home built spey lines and in the future will look at any commercially built spey lines very hard before throwing down my hard earned cash.

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    I have only one problem. I don't know which rod to buy. Since this would be my first spey rod and I don't know if I would use it alot.The way it's been raining lately,I don't know when I'll ever get out. I've been looking at the latest Cabela's catalog and I can't seem to make up my mind. the 11'3" 6wt or something bigger like the 14'er 9/10wt. Also that 11'3" rod is a single hander. What I think I need is someone/body to give me a push in the right direction. Jim S. :BIGSMILE
     
  3. circlespey

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    It's funny how that happens with different people. I have tried lots of other lines and now fish nothing but Rios; I think they cast well and have never had a line memory issue with them, even storing them on reels or on those cheap storage spools. The Midspey is my favorite; I fish it all the way down to 6 weight for my lightest rod. When I need to throw the heaviest tip and fly I tend to bring out my 4 yr old Windcutter 10-11-12 line. I'm not talented at all at making custom lines; maybe if I could do that I would like those even more...

    I've tried the SA and Cortland lines but always had an issue with them (the tips hinge, or they don't float well, or something).
     
  4. KerryS

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    Different strokes for different folks.

    I tried and tried to learn how to use the Rio lines. Just couldn't get the hang of 'em. I'm a little bitter because of the money I spent but, honestly, it is more my casting style that it is the issue.

    One problem with the home built lines is: they cast well but, there is more stripping involved. Some people don't like stripping in and holding 50 or more feet of running line for each cast. To me it is the trade off I have to make to be able to cast effeciently.

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  5. circlespey

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    Hey; let me know if you want to clear the space in your garage... I'd be happy to dispose of them for you. :BIGSMILE
     
  6. Jerry Daschofsky

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    I'd highly suggest buying a Cabela's outfit. You can get one in almost any wt/length you want, and they're good combo's. Personaly speaking they're WELL worth the money. They're built by St Croix, and I love mine to death. In fact I'm buying a smaler one here shortly for my summerrun fishing. You can also buy used and save yourself tons of money. I actually bought my combo used. Ppaid about $180 for 9wt 14' Ccabela's rod, 1011 SA reel, and 9/10/11 rio WC multitip spey line. You just need to keep your eyes open and pounce when you have the chance.

    Good luckk


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  7. ChucknDuck

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    Cabela's has back ordered their 11'3'' rod, but you can call around to the retail outlets and order one of their stock for the same price.

    Go Cougars!!
     
  8. circlespey

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    You can always throw a floating line with a heavier rod, but it's much harder to throw the heavy tips and flies with a light rod. If you are even considering winter fishing get a heavier rod. I consider a 9 weight spey the "Five Weight" of spey rods.