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Hello, I am new to the site and to spey casting. I have been doing quiet a bit of reading over the last few months in order to start spey casting for steelhead and i think i created more questions than answers. I decided to join the forum so that i can get advice and read other posts and hopefully get set up. I am an avid fly tier and have been fly fishing for browns and rainbows for a long time. Sooo, hi, I'll be the guy asking all the stupid questions!

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-01-2011, 11:06 PM
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Welcome to the Dark Side............

Welcome!
You have come to the right place. Ask questions and you will get lots of answers. I will tell you that all things spey are kind of adicting. I have been at it for just over 2 years and haven't looked back. I can't tell you the last time I picked up a single hander.
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Welcome, I'm in the same position! New to the forum and spey casting. Don't use up all the stupid question cards, I'm sure I'll be asking some too
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-26-2011, 04:27 PM
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Salute, I am in the same position. first time to post one of lot of question bizaroid, and I have to tell my english is not perfect. I come from french forum but since I capture my salmon on spey cast I am looking for brown or AEC rod.
My question is what is the most versatile between Echo DH 11"9` wt #4 or Echo DH 12"2`wt #5 ?

I have already switch 11 and spey 14 rod

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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-26-2011, 04:43 PM
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Sooo, hi, I'll be the guy asking all the stupid questions!
Questions from newbies aren't stupid. Everyone that's ever posted here was a newbie at one time. If you don't ask questions you can't learn, so please feel free to ask away.

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How you get the line out and fishing is personal preference so as long as it works and is easy no one should care but the caster. MSB
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Hello to the noo-bee.

Probably the first thing id suggest, and there will be a "top 10" tips about spey fishing as you climb up the ladder....is this.


Dont start spending money on rods and gear and lines until you understand this:

A low cost, properly matched rig will get you results and fish better than a twinkling, shiny, country club rig thats mis matched. Don't include yourself into the esoteric buying whims of older, vastly experienced retired spey anglers until you cut your teeth casting, adjusting, and ....................learning......by getting acquainted with your gear first.

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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-26-2011, 07:04 PM
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Hell ,Ive been doing this
4 plus years and still consider myself a new-beee.learning all the time.

Will be on the river tomorrow just to remind myself how much help I need.

Keep it up,and good luck


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I will second the recommendation to start with a lower cost rod and reel,, get some experience casting,,,,,, then jump off the bridge and get into trouble with too much gear.

Any questions are welcome.

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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-26-2011, 10:49 PM
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Welcome to the crowd. You might find that spey works well for those trout too. I started w/ an Echo 7wt switch rod I got in a combo deal out of a shop in Oregon on line. Works great once the river starts mov`in from 4000-7000cfs for 5+lb trout but now the waters about 900 and I find myself want`in to play with a lite`er stick sooo, uncle sam`s buy`in me a mieser in Feb. I used my SH Scott once this summer, got a 24" brown on a hopper and put it away...Aint nothing like getting `em on the swing!
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... my thoughts

4 years and still learning.

If you can find a quide-instructor that will have multiple rods and lines, do there. Besides honing into your style (Traditional, Scandi-Underhand or Skagit), if he has the different rod, you can spend time looking at your starter.

Agreed, be conservative on your first investment.

Outside, the instructor helping you ....

In Minnesota, unless you are fishing the Mississippi, look to a rod that is ~12' long. 7 wt should handle what you need for any smallmouth bass or steelhead.

(MaOumm - I do not have enough experience to differentiate between the 4wt and 5wt for you, but I think the question should be more what the line than the rod. What type of line-style-weight do you want to throw, and then select a rod that matches).
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Questions from newbies aren't stupid. Everyone that's ever posted here was a newbie at one time. If you don't ask questions you can't learn, so please feel free to ask away.
+1 with Mike here, +1.

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