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My dad is looking at getting one these rods for steelhead and use it as an intro into spey casting. For single hand casting i thought a rio salmon/steelhead line would be good for changing tips and the like. As far as spey lines go, i have no clue. I tried a 350 skagit on this rod a while back but was not crazy about it. Any ideas? Thanks.

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I overhead cast this rod when it was available as a demo at my local flyshop. It is a very powerful rod. Hard for me to think of it as a 7wt. I have the Winston BIIX 11' 7wt and it is nowhere near as macho as the z-axis. I use a 9wt Airflo 40+ on it for spey casts. I would think the z-axis would handle quite a bit more. I wonder how well it would really do for 2-handed work being as stiff as it is.
 

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JasonH said:
My dad is looking at getting one these rods for steelhead and use it as an intro into spey casting. For single hand casting i thought a rio salmon/steelhead line would be good for changing tips and the like. As far as spey lines go, i have no clue. I tried a 350 skagit on this rod a while back but was not crazy about it. Any ideas? Thanks.

Jason
Don't know what line would work the best with the rod but Switch rods are not the best rods as an intro spey casting rod imo. it's much harder to cast them then say a 13 or 14' two handers for someone who is starting thier spey casting career.
 
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