18 foot spey rod DV8
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: Pretty Cdn salar rivers
Yeah....Thanks. I forgot the Soo. The Whitefish Rapids can be treacherous to wade depending how many gate are open on the dam. Far and Fine Off presentations with floating or sinking lines are easy with the added lift capacity of these 16, 17, and 18 foot rods. This allows wading anglers to only have to wade up to their knees and avoid the slippery rocks under the fast currents. You can reach the steelies or salmon laying untouched in the midstream water which is precisely what Grant used his Planetary cast for on the River Ness. The added length of these rods paired with a 6/0 Restigouche or a 4 1/2 inch Salmon Perfect gives a wading angler an ability to lift the line above the rocks and leverage a 25 pound running salmon, and avoid being spooled while following it downstream. Distance casting and fishing is addictive, but fighting a trophy on these rods are pure pleasure. An added bonus is your trophy is landed and released in half the time allowing them a better chance to survive and continue their journey. Less time on the hook also reduces the disappointment of your trophy becoming unbuttoned and an incomplete memory for the angler.