Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Deschutes, Ronde, Snake, Walla Walla
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Like Poppy said, you can Spey cast with any rod, single or DH. I have a 9' 6WT Sage that works great with a long belly weight forward line for trout. Spey casting makes some things easier, even when there is room to the back, for example, repositioning for the next cast.
If you have not Spey cast before, good instruction will make that happen a lot faster.
Practice is about increasing your repertoire of ways to recover from your mistakes. Joann C. Gutin