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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-06-2009, 09:14 PM Thread Starter
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True 4 Weight Trout Spey

Hey Guys,
I have a Gloomis Metolius Trout Spey 13'4" 5/6 Weight, I use a Rio Windcutter Spey Floater 5/6 spooled onto a Teton 10 LA. If I need to get down I use the ole splitshot works great for me weather I'm swinging softhackles or strippin streamers.Obviously i also use dry flies too!
What i guess i need to add is that i use single,and double spey casts as well as snap t and circle spey with this setup.
I have caught a bunch of trout from small ones about 7-8 inches up to several browns in the 10 pound range from my local river,also landlock salmon up to 5 pounds.
What i want to add to my aresenal now is a true 4 weight Trout spey that will throw a floater,we are headed into the skinny water time of year.I dont wish to use a switch rod offense to the switch rod guys either ,just my choice.I have the spey fever and i hope theres no darn cure.
any help or suggestions?Also what reel will balance out a 4 weight setup.I plan on using a 4 weight floater.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-07-2009, 12:55 AM
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I posted on this a few weeks ago. Give it a read if you haven't.

What I came away with is that Bob Meiser and Gary Anderson are the two doing truly trout weight speys. I demoed Bob's 3/4 and would have placed an order for one had work been better lately. Oh well... I'll be planning a little further ahead next year. I gave a report on the 3/4 at the end of the thread. It's a fantastic rod!
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The #4 11'9 Decho is a great spey rod for trout. It's my number one choice when I fish for trout in bigger streams.
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Depends on what you consider to be a "true 4 wt." because there is no SPEY standard among manufacturers of lines or rods for anything under 6 wt. That said, Anderson and Meiser make trout spey rods that will cast Scandi heads considerably under 300 grains or the 4/5 wt. longer-headed spey lines from Rio and CND. Gary Anderson's 3 wt. and 4 wt. trout speys are outstanding and are not too much rod for a trout. As you probably know, they are designated for spey lines, not for single hand lines, so would not cast a single hand 4 wt. line well. Gary supplies a matched line with his rods, so eliminates the line-selection guesswork.
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I have a Highlander 4/5/6 that rocks with trout. It will throw a 300 grain line with ease. This week has been steller skidding golden stones up here on the Bow River in Calgary.

Often I have been exhausted on trout streams, uncomfortable, wet, cold, briar scarred, sunburned, mosquito bitten, but never, with a fly rod in my hand have I been in a place that was less than beautiful.
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