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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-17-2012, 04:10 PM Thread Starter
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First Spey Rod (CND Custom 14-foot Spey, 3-piece, 9/10

In my younger days all I did was fly fish.

In later years as my health failed, I got a boat and resorted to fishing for Walleye and Bass. I have always missed being on the river.

My health has improved in most part thanks to Medical Marijuana. My use of prescription pain meds has diminished greatly and I have more energy. It has helped me lose weight and I now feel ready to take back to the river.

I purchased a spey rod (CND Custom 14-foot Spey, 3-piece, 9/10) and need help choosing line. I am hoping my Orvis Vector (large arbor) 7/8 will hold the larger lines used in spey fishing. I realize I will be resorting to superlines as backing due to the limited capacity of the reel, and I can live with that.

I hope you are not all going to tell me the reel is too small, I cannot afford a pricey spey reel at this time. The Vector really is huge looking to me. I just have to make it work. I paid big bucks for it back in my working days.

I am confused about just what I need. Is there a line that just goes on the reel, or do I need line and a head? I saw some Greys Platinum Specialist WF10 Medium Sink 3 Spey Line on Ebay. Would that alone do the trick? The list of Rio stuff had my head spinning. No, not from the weed, thank you.

A little help to simplify what I should be looking for would be greatly appreciated.

I like fishing the Au Sable river and the St Joseph, but have fished many of the Lake Michigan tribs as well. My target is primarily Steelhead and Salmon.

I hope my use of the MM doesn't turn you off.

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Half of us are Kanudian and don't care about the MM thing. Welcome!

Kush ( one of the mods here) will likely be able to make some great recommendations on a line.

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Too late. Impulsive me ordered a spey line (not skagit or scandi) with something like a 48' belly plus the head. Not the best line to learn on. i did get a spare spool so I will get a scandi set (or maybe skagit) to learn with before it all freezes here. I hope I can get the spey to work when the "ice be runnin" to minimize freezing my guides.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-19-2012, 10:10 PM
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Joel,
I can't give you any advice but wanted to say good luck! It's a great spot here. Good that you're feeling better however you get there!


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