To properly spey casting with single hand rod, the key is the line. Regular wt fly line is too light to load the rod. Of course you can use spey casting style with any line, But what we are talking is casting efficiency and effortness.
The new scientific angler spey Lite is a great tool for single hand spey casting. You will feel the significant difference and improvement. For a 9'4wt rod, a 175g scandi or 190 skagit spey Lite is good to go.
Bearing in mind the spey lite is shooting head system. because of the light grain, the distance is limited to 50-60 feet. also, the short shooting head is not great for steady line when achieve longer distance due to short head (20' head).
Another thing is because the mass of the shooting head is compact. the regular leader is going to be light. The heavy head flies with a light speed and the leader, even 1x,0x, cannot catch up. To turn over a light small fly, a poly leader or any heavier leader is necessary.
Last edited by Steve Peng; 04-23-2018 at 01:45 PM.