I have never fished with a Spey rod however I'm considering giving it a try. My fishing is for Salmon mostly on Quebec's north shore rivers. Weather conditions can be brutal in June, particularly at a sea-pool but that's the best time. My normal rig is a 9 foot 9-10 wt but when the wind is full in your face, even a low angle sidearm cast doesn't always make it where you want to go. The guides and locals don't seem to know two-handed fly rods so you never see any in action. My question is this: Does an 8 wt Spey rod have better "ballistics" to get you into places, such as I describe, as opposed to a good stiff single-handed 10 wt?