Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: north. Washington/south British Columbia
Hello, Mike, I'm your friendly internet resource.
And so are hundreds of other spey fishers, here and in a few other busy outlets. We are the warriors in the neverending struggle to match up spey lines with spey rods. These forums let us keep buying and selling - and occasionally trading - our way to The Perfect Rig, with minimal net loss. There's no need for a central exchange. This is small scale, modern capitalism; and it works.
Don't hesitate to buy new heads occasionally, even at retail. We have to keep filling the hopper. Besides, a line costs no more than a hot Saturday date, and may pay off a lot longer.
Just be a little patient. Popular items like a 540 grain Skagit Compact seem to turn up several times a week. You're almost bound to find what you want within a few months.