Hi Guys, Been following this tread for a while, all i can say is beware the marketing guy's, for me there are different types of rod actions, its not really a traditional/ european, thing. Alot of companies will market double handed rods for this and for that, its good marketing, thats all. I can think of a couple of companies that in the past have made really good speycasting rods and then went on to make some horrible rods, if you can get to try out a few different rods, find the one that suits your style and one you like, regardless of marketing, go fish and enjoy. I probable get the chance to try out twenty to thirty rods a season (perk of the job, working on the Spey) , still seem to go back to my own one. Go along to a speyclave if you can, pick the one you like , forget the marketing, i never see a loop or loomis rod on the Spey, i'm sure there rods are fine its just they are not marketed over here. I also see that alot of the rod companies in the US call there rods Highlander , or something like that,.....more marketing. Gordon Macleod.(speyghillie).