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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-21-2008, 02:20 AM Thread Starter
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WTB-Spey Setup 8/9 WT

Looking to try my hand at spey casting. I am interested in finding a complete 8/9 Setup. Not looking for top of the line museum pieces, but not really interested in something that would need upgrading rather quickly either.

Let me know what you have.

Thank you very much for your time

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-21-2008, 08:35 AM
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Welcome to the Board.

Probably the first thing to do is to get some good instruction. That will get you going and can introduce you to the major styles, Skagit, Scandi, and traditional. You want to think about the water you fish and the size of the fish. Mostly winter, autumn, sink tips, floating only?

Then give one of the sponsors a call and talk about what you need. Poppy at Red Shed, Aaron at River Run, Mark at The Fly Fishing Shop are all good. There are a couple of groups that meet on the river on the weekend, one at Carnation and a second at Monroe. You can get some great help in casting and have a chance to try out rods and line combinations.

Probably one rod will not do it all well, and you will end up with several. It is a lot of fun and better than time in a bar.

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Getting started

I myself just entered the spey craze. I was lucky to know someone first hand who walked me thru the crazy process.

I also did not have the funds to by the best but wanted something that would last me until I did. I chose the new Redington rod and reel. I bought a 13' 3" 8 weight and love the look and the feel of the rod.

The new set-up was awsesome, it handled the steelies as good as the Sages and the like. The whole set-up everything included ran me about $600 dollars and it was well worth every penny I spent. Check out Redington's site and do some homework before buying.
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