Here are a few options that I currently know about and have used.
The lightest blank/rod that I currently know of since Anglers Roost (ARE) is not in operation is from Gary Anderson. I would say that Gary has the trout spey down better than others, perhaps since he has been at it longer. He has a 10'10" 2wt in his new Light*Power Spey ELT*line, at 180gr for scandi. I have one, but haven't had a chance to get on the water with it. Hope to have it out in a few weeks on the Middle Deschutes with my daughter. Steve Godshall recomended it to me, and he hasn't ever lead me astray.
Another option is a currently imported 10ft blank that I have used to build a few micro speys with. Steve made a 208gr scandi for that one. He also had recomended this blank to me a few years ago.
If you can find an ARE 11ft 3pc 2wt graphite rod, either built or as a blank, you are looking at almost a 1wt spey rod. It is a very mellow rod, at 175gr scandi. My daughter uses a 175 gr OPST with hers, and a poly leader for swinging flies.
I also see that Sage has a new 1wt in their new line of trout speys. I have not used one.
Last edited by txtrout; 07-13-2019 at 10:25 AM.