Tried the spey for some nookie nymphing but found a summer run instead. Hooked the salmon on the drift rod in lieu of my 12wt which needs to be repaired. Even so, it nymphs a fly in pocket water sufficiently well to hook up. Probaby a good thing I didn't hook it on the Echo since this isn't the friendliest water for fighting large fish. Went thru a few patterns before connecting with chartruese estaz and black hackle combo.