I built the above single handed rod years ago and since then have built a butt extension making it into a 10’6” Spey or switch rod.
I have no idea where to start finding a light Spey line for the rod so could use some guidance where to start.
All suggestions welcomed
When someone mentions "Spey line" to me, I think of traditional belly lines .... not the Scandi and Skagit style shooting heads people mix in with the terminology.
I have a 10ft 8wt Quantum single hand by Steve Godshall and the action reminds me of the Sage RPL's, only much more responsive. When I started to line this rod I started looking through some of my old reels and found a Scientific Anglers Steelhead Taper WF8F. Talk about match made in heaven
I will say the rod required at least 25-30ft of line out of the tip of the rod to start things flowing. After that, shooting rod lengths of line was a breeze. The Steelhead Taper is excellent for those mid to long casts when mending is required and controlling the speed of the swing. I chopped 3ft off of the tip to handle the Rio
10ft Light Scandi Versileaders better, but I also found by doing so, it could handle a longer mono leader better and with better turnover.
I also tried a DT9F and it seemed to do well at short to mid range for me. Once I advanced into longer lengths (over 60ft) the grains just bogged down the rod. The line also handled Rio
10ft Light Scandi Versileaders very well right off of the tip.
I did purchase a #8 Wulff Ambush Head which just flies on the rod. A 300gr OPST Skagit is quite nice as well, but must say my preference is the Ambush head.
Steve Godshall built me an intermediate Skagit head (262gr) for the rod and it too zings like butter and turns over the OPST tips quite easily.
Trying new lines is always fun ... it can get costly though