Anybody using this rod for small stream spey? Wondering about line lengths and weight on this one.
Whistler said:I am a huge fan of the 9116 and have used it on waters like the lower Dean, Thompson and Lilloett for Steelhead and Chinooks. In fact for the last two years it has probably been the rod that I fished the most. It is my Thompson rod and it's short length allows me to often fish from the bank and is awesome in the wind. I think this rod might generate the highest line speed of any stick that I have cast. On the lower Squamish fishing ocean fresh Chums I was able to land fish way faster than guys using 15' 10 weights. A super powerful rod that weighs almost nothing.
Whistler said:I have used a few different line set ups on this rod. My two favourite are a Loop custom Cut II floating head with 50# slickshooter and The rig that I fish most is a LOOP adapted head for 9132 (yellow loop). with 50#slickshooter and Rio type 8 8weight cut to about 8' usually. It is no problem to cast large heavy flies on this rig. I hope this helps.