I was wondering what reel you guys think would be more appropriate for a St. Croix 13' 7/8 spey rod, used with a Rio Steelhead Flyline(8wt.) with a spilced section(6') of a floating head(7wt). The lines overall length will be close to about 110.' The reason I spliced a smaller section of floating line is so I can lay out the line and add tips to my ladder if needed. Instead of making a loop in the end of my steelhead flyline, I cut off the first 10' to allow an extended taper which will allow me to add tips. I am debating between a Redington AL 11/12 or 13/14. I think the 13/14 might be a little too large on a 7/8, plus I don't think it would balance as well. I know I can get enough backing on the 11/12 and since Great Lake's rivers are usually smaller I won't need too much.