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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-31-2019, 02:04 PM Thread Starter
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10ft 2wt Microspey

For your consideration is this new 10ft 2wt Microspey rod. This rod is built on a blank that Steve Godshall put me into. I have been building microspey rods on this series of blanks for 5 or 6 years. This is a true trout spey rod.

This rod has a dark matt green finish, with dark green wraps. Low build wrap finish, on light wire TICH guides with a TICH winding check. Flor 9&5/8" upper cork grip, with 3& 7/8" lower grip. Recessed cap and ring cork reel seat, with black hardware. I have used this same set-up on other rods with no issues on keeping a reel secure. Also includes a cloth rod sock and a maroon cordura travel rod tube.

Rod weight is 3.37oz, so will balance out with a normal light trout reel. I used a Ross Colorado 2 and 3 on mine.


Per Steve the rod is rated for 200 to 240 grains two handed lines. I have used 175 and 200 grain commandos, and a a 208 grain Scandi on this same blank. A good friend uses a 200 grain Commando and up to 10ft tips. I like the 175 for it allows greater flexibility. Rod has good tip strength, and the tip will not collapse as it does with some light blanks.

With the current set-up, can also be used as a 4/6 wt nymphing rod, or as a single handed spey rod. Very fun rod.

$sold shipped CONUSA. Will discuss other destinations. PayPal is fine.

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I have one of these rods. It is a true trout spey rod. I have fished it extensively for every thing from white bass to Madison River runners. Iíve used it with commandos up to 200 gr. It will fish fine with poly leaders up to ten feet and throw ten feet of T-8 and a big wooly bugger easily. My favorite set up is a 175 Commando with an intermediate poly leader and a small soft hackle. Itís also fun with a 210 gr. Scandi, a long mono leader and a small soft hackle.


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I have received questions on the reel seat's ability to work with older reels. While the radius cut of the insert is designed for modern reel feet, it will work with any 1950 or newer Hardy reel, such as a lightweight or Marquis series. Should also work with Perfect or Uniqua reels.

I also had some time to try several of my old pre-war English reals, and the reel seat will work with my 1920's English reels with the longer 2 &5/8" brass feet. Will also work with the stepped Hardy brass/aluminum feet from the 1940s/50s. Will work with some 1950s JW Young reels, the ones with the square foot, not the high arched domed foot from the 1960s.

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I have attached some photos to show how the reel seat hood is recessed into the lower grip, and how the ring slides down on the mortised insert to secure the reel.

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I love the slide band over cork reel seat. Great idea for a super light trout spey. This makes me consider building another rod...
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