Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Northern California
There are an awful lot of 6wt spey rods that come up here in the classifieds. My advice would be, if you can afford to be patient, to watch on here for a good one to come up. Actually posting a WTB (want to buy) ad in the classifieds can be faster - people will sometimes be inspired to unload that rod that has been sitting in their closet by seeing your ad. This has actually worked for me a number of times! It also preempts the whack-a-mole process that can happen when a really nice deal pops up on the classifieds. See, you might already have one in spite of the fact that you did not post in the classifieds!
You should be able to get a far better bang for the buck this way, and you can do the research on any rod you aren’t familiar with once you have an offer. At least give it a try before you buy - you might be surprised. With the WTB ad the feedback is usually nearly instantaneous, and you should be able to sufficiently resolve the issue of whether there are one or more great ones out there available at your price range in (I’d guess) less than a week.
“Gravity is a harsh mistress!”, The Tick