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I don't own a spey rod nor have ever cast one, but have been intrigued by the trout spey concept since the Scott rod, 1196 (?) was introduced. What is the preferred reel for the trout speys like the Sage 5120, CND 12' 2" Speytracker, or Loomis Metolius? Is there a certain weight balance that a spey rod/ reel combo should exhibit? In the recent post by RA, there is a photo of what appears to be Hardys on the CNDs.
 

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On my trout spey I loaded a Hardy Mach 1 8/9 onto a Tioga sz 8 (non large arbor). A moderately priced reel that works nicely for this purpose.
 

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E. simulans

3.5 inches small arbor reels is what I use, I don't want to talk about brands that could get heated up really fast.

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Tioga

I have the 13' 6/7 CND Expert which is a trout spey. I use a Tioga magnum 8 and it balances great. The Magnum has a larger, wider arbor over the standard 8 and allows me aprox 150 yds of backing with a 6/7 midspey. Great drag, great price.
 

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The LOOP 6nine is the ultimate light spey reel. I use 200 yards of gelspun and can fit a Rio 6/7 mid-spey on it. It is lightweight and has a top of the line drag. It also looks sweeeeeeet!
 

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I use some Hardy's that used to be my single hand steelhead reels - a 3 5/8" Perfect and a St George as well as a Marquis 8/9. They are the right size and are cool.
 

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Trout spey reels

It is funny that I found this post, I am going to be proud father of S2H1356 Meiser Trouter rod sometime this week. And for this lovely fathers day present, to myself :lildevl: , I have a Loop Hi Tech #4. A sweet rod to go with the sweet reel.

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Ross Canyon 4

My Canyon 4 balances the 13' 6/7 Expert right about three or four cork rings from the end of the grip.

Zach
 
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