Single Handed Spey
Hi, New member here. I’ve been flyfishing for steelhead in North East Ohio for 10 years now. I’m self taught and it was a steep learning curve and took me a while to understand all the nuances but I have it down now and hooking into one of these fish is a well earned thrill. I mostly nymph and indicator fish but really want to explore swinging flies. I’ve been thinking about investing in a switch rod but feel like if I do my existing rod and reel will just gather dust. I’d be interested to hear people’s thoughts on single handed spey with the rod I already have. I’m thinking if I invest in another reel and set it up for spey casting and enjoy both options with my existing equipment. I have an Orivis Clearwater 7wt rod. I’ve started looking into the lines needed for single handed spey and it all seems very confusing. I’d really appreciate advice on a good reel and line system. The rivers I fish are large but not so huge that single handed spey wouldn’t be effective. Thank you in advance for any advice...it’ll be greatly appreciated.