Anyone use a Scandi on this rod, if so what are you using ? Inquiring minds need to know.
I fish a lot of Sage One trout Spey in Colorado. I don’t have any experience with the HD but I can give you my gouge on the One. I fish the 2109 in smaller streams, smaller fish or in medium to large rivers when the conditions are skinny and clear with spooky fish. It has a nice delicate touch on scandi and will chunk nice size buggers with small cones or small beads on skagit. I love the moderate action feel of the 2109. The 3110, my weapon of choice for almost every trout sized stream. It will throw baby gonga’s, cone head buggers down to the smallest north country spider. Performs well with scandi and skagit. My go-to rod for almost everything but Galloup sized streamers. The 4116 rarely sees action in my quiver because I’m using either a 3 or 5 weight more often. That said, the 4wt trout Spey is king in Colorado. It will throw medium weighted to the lighter weighted larger streamers. Cone heads and bead heads - no problem unless you seek to chuck Galloup sized articulated streamers. For that you’ll want a 5wt minimum....if you’re going to get any distance with your rod. You can throw these flies a shorter distance on the 4wt but I like having the longer reach of the 5wt for those situations where it is warranted (not often). Hope that helps on the weight options. I don’t have any experience with the HD series. I’m looking forward to reading more replies. Hope this helps....I appreciate this isn't my thread, but this is great information to have - thank you.
I suppose I'm a bit torn between the 3110 and the 4113. I really enjoy swinging soft hackles for trout and grayling, but I have a 3wt Hydrogen already so it would be a direct replacement if I went that way. Whereas the 4wt appeals as I could specifically target some bigger fish, sea trout here, smallies there, larger trout on bigger flies etc. If the 4wt fishes soft hackles nicely as well then that would be the answer.
I thought about the 2wt option, but I think once I get down that far in terms of lightness, length, finesse I'd be just as happy to use a 3/4/5wt single-hander.