new to all things spey
i have read the * im a beginner thread *but i didnt find what i needed .
i have been fly fishing off and on for about 20 years.
all the equiptment i have has been handed down from my mothers father.
i have recently bought the Loop adventure kit .
with Ron thomson WF#7 floating line .
I feel from the lighter shorter trout rods i have been using for ages are easier to cast and fly placement is almost spot on each time and distance isnt a big problem .
here are my latest problems .
i am in Sweden and have started to fly fish in the baltic sea , so hence the loop kit .
its a 9' #7/8
with this loop kit it seems that i am having loads of leader problems and fly size and casting .
the flies that have been recommended to me are large and heavy .
they flap around while false casting, meaning no nice loops !
i have sort of calmed down the problem with using a leader about 1.1/4 length of the rod .
the rod doesnt seem to be doing its job , but most likely its me not understanding how to actually cast with this line and a foot longer rod and line and flies!?!?
i am fishing pike at the moment , but next month i'll be fishing salmon when they start to come back in to cooler water .
So basically i am insterested in some help with the above .
i tried to make it as short as possible .
now on to the next part
since salmon season is going to start up here i want to pick up a spey rod .
it seems that from where i'll be fishing mostly ill need distance and they techniques of no over head casting . the snap T , double spey and the likes would be perfect to learn for the windy days here on the baltic and no over head casting and it looks i can get the distance i would be needing to catch the fish i am looking for .
any help on what would be great for september / october fishing from the banks or small rowboat on the middle batic sea would be greatly appreciated on what to look for in length of rod , line size flies and casting techniques , leaders etc..
All the best and thanks for your time !
CHeers from Sweden