Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: New Brunswick,Canada
"I hear switch is harder to spey cast..also my reel is a large arbour orvis--with about 150 yards of backing you think that's enough?"
It's not that a switch rod is harder to cast but rather it's harder to learn on because with the short rod, everything is done quicker where with the longer rod, you have more time to execute everything. I would suggest you stick with the longer rod in the beginning. As a lot of people will tell you...........SLOW DOWN your casting stroke.
Yes, you have enough backing @ 150 yds. for Atlantics imo. That's what I use and although I don't fish steelhead, I'm sure it's probably sufficient for them as well.
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