Trout Spey.. Do you have one, your opinion??

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  1. XP

    XP Active Member

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    That is one sweet rod to cast....
     
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    IMG_1154.JPG My favorite trout spey is an Anderson 11'7" 3 wt Elite. Fun little rod.
     
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    Please explain why I would need one.
     
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    You don't. If single hand casting is your cup of tea, go with the flow. I do both.
     
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    Seems like a small rod for two hands. What are the advantages?
     
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    So anybody worried swinging flies at trouts will get less effective as it becomes more popular?

    Only times I’ve done it were on rivers not known for streamer Fishing. Highly effective. Just wondering if after a big trout sees something swinging right to him a few times he may get less inclined to go grab it.

    Just a theory with no data or real thought behind it....
     
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    jersey livin' the dream

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    Also looking for input on a decent 4wt for an upcoming trip. Want to keep budget friendly for the complete setup.

    I'd like to cast the echo tr to see what it feels like. Any other recommendations for rods at a sub 400 price point?
     
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    ummm no, after many years of extensive research on my home river it is still the most effective way to cover the water IMG_2752.JPG
     
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    4wt Microspey here. Have nymphed and swung streamers with it. Intend to try it with chironomids from the toon. The length will help with 15’+ leaders but not positive how it will work out. Also have the Beulah Classic 5/6. Great caster but kind of a “tweener”, trout/SH. I have the Airflo Switch Float and Streamer Switch lines for each.
    NW - I do it purely because it’s fun. Most of the time I single hand. “Swing both ways, have twice the fun.”
     
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    almostacatch Let it Angle on the Dangle

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    Reason enough for me!!!! I think that river made my favorite trout rod a 16' 9/10 GLX Greaseline (just cause I'm old school) Still rocking a Gaelforce line though. Its a cannon in the land where they arrest for a pea shooter, but hey at least I've still got my boat!!!
     
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    Is there a possibility of having problems netting fish with a spey from a pontoon?
     
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    Yes, that may be a problem. Difficult enough wading, with a hot fish.
     
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    I've fished my trout spey out of a frameless pontoon. It's a real challenge to get a feisty fish into a landing net. If you're wanting to bring 'em all the way in while fishing that way you can't be tippet shy. High stick the rod and get a hold of the line, that's the only option I know of. IMO, if I SDR (Short Distance Release) a fish that's a great result as long as the fish is unharmed.
     
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    Anybody ever used the Sage Pulse Switch 3wt? Thinking of grabbing one for SRC.