Want to buy Spey rod

#1
I've been lookig into the whole spey thing and I want to learn. I will be fishing steel and salmon in rivers. I also would like it to be able to fish salt but it's not a nessecity. So I was wondering if I should be getting a switch rod or regular Spey, and in which size? And could I just use a regular single hand fishing line?

Thanks,
Arthur
 

miyawaki

Active Member
#2
I've been lookig into the whole spey thing and I want to learn. I will be fishing steel and salmon in rivers. I also would like it to be able to fish salt but it's not a nessecity. So I was wondering if I should be getting a switch rod or regular Spey, and in which size? And could I just use a regular single hand fishing line?

Thanks,
Arthur
On Saturday mornings under the Fall City bridge on the Snoqualmie River, Aaron Reimer opens up his "Try Rack" with all the spey and switch rods you may want to try as well as an introductory lesson.

On Sunday mornings, Mike Kinney and the crew from All About the Fly do the same at the Ben Howard launch on the Skykomish.

All your questions can be answered at either place on either morning. You can either do it there or read about it here.

I know what I'd do,
Leland.
 

Bert Kinghorn

Formerly "nextcast"
#3
On Saturday mornings under the Fall City bridge on the Snoqualmie River, Aaron Reimer opens up his "Try Rack" with all the spey and switch rods you may want to try as well as an introductory lesson.

On Sunday mornings, Mike Kinney and the crew from All About the Fly do the same at the Ben Howard launch on the Skykomish.

All your questions can be answered at either place on either morning. You can either do it there or read about it here.

I know what I'd do,
Leland.
You will not get any better advice than this!
 

Bert Kinghorn

Formerly "nextcast"
#6
They will be happy to see you BECAUSE you are 15. If you have waders bring them, "spey casting" is easier if you can get about knee deep. Waterproof knee boots will also work for the purpose of your testing if you don't own waders.

All About the Fly is only on Sundays (at the Ben Howard boat launch). River Run Anglers (Snoqualmie at Fall City) is only on Saturdays.
 
#7
Ok, thanks
I have hip waders and I ordered simms black foot waders and they should e here tommorow or Monday
Thanks guys!
Oh... And one last question
I'm gonna be fishing coho, pinks, and possibly trout, so should I take a 6 or 8 at switch!

Arthur
 

Ed Call

Well-Known Member
#8
Chik, when you go to one of the on the water demo days make sure you try the TFO Deer Creek rods. These have a good reputation, easy price point and there is one for sale in the classifieds. Same rod that I have and it makes me look like I know what I'm doing some of the time. Others, Dinker, cast it and was rocking out huge casts right from the start. I don't know squat about switch rods, but it seems that a 6 would be better for the smaller salmonids and trout but an 8 would be better for larger species of salmon and steelhead. I'm digging your energy, keep it going!
 

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