Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Grand River and Tribs, Ohio.
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.