If your 11ft rod is a single hander rated for a 9 wt line then yes you probably can. However, if you had say a 14ft 9wt two-hander your 9 wt line wouldn't load it. Two-handed rods are much more powerful than single handers and need more grain weight to load them than a single handed rod so SPey lines are made with heavier and usually longer heads on them than lines designed for single handers.beeg1 said:Can I use my wf 9# f- line on my 11’ 9wt rod for spey casting ?
Welcome to the wonderful world of the two-hander! A 9 wt single hander and a 9 weight Spey rod are different animals. A 9 weight Spey rod is designed to move a longer length of line than a 9 weight single hander. Your typical single hander is designed to be loaded by a 30ft head section of a fly line in a particular line weight. A Spey rod in the same line weight is designed to be loaded by a head length roughly twice that (or longer--depending on the rod maker) used for the single handed rod. Until the past few years there have been no set standards as to what makes a 9 weight Spey line.beeg1 said:Are you saying that, a 9wt fly line has a deferent head wt than a 9wt spey? I guess this is what I was confused about! I thought that a wt # was “grain per foot “regardless of what the application. Also, If a rod is rated at a 9#, one would think that a 9# line would be called for . Why would they call it a 9# if in fact it needed a 11# ? Why wouldn’t they call it a 11# ? steve