69 year old fly fisher here. I've been a fly fisherman all my life. Was tying my own flies in grade school. My brother and I grew up on the banks of the Eel River in the days when it was a great steelhead and salmon river. We were raised much like the brothers in the book/movie "A River Runs Through It". I've fished all these years with single handed rods and am only now starting to use a Spey rod. I feel like I'm starting all over again in regards to casting...but I'm committed. I have a Sage Z-Axis 13 1/2 ft 7 wt and a Beulah 11 ft 8 wt switch rod. Bought some lines and tips and am all set to go but need one more large reel. I have a nice 10 wt reel for one of the rods but need another for the other rod. I've got a ton of reels but only one that's bigger than an 8/9. Any suggestions on a moderately priced Spey reel. I live part of the time on the Smith river in Hiouchi CA where the winter fish are big. So a decent drag is needed. The rest of the time, I'm in Ashland Oregon fishing the Rogue primarily. If someone has a large Spey reel they want to trade for other fly fishing gear, let me know. I've been away from the forum for awhile due to some heart issues. It's good to be back.