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I'm looking for an 8wt, 11-12' deep flexing spey rod. It will never ever been overhead cast and it needs to cast accurately at close range.

I've tried the Redington Prosepctor switch and its too tippy for what I want.

Suggestions?
 

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Bob Meiser's well know 11'7 67 is available in additional line weights, even though they are not listed on his site. I am certain there is an 8 in the line up. They are a smooth, powerful, progressive action, and talking with Bob I'm sure you could determine the line to get the feel you want.

Burkheimer's 7117 is a sweet rod as well, maybe a little lighter than you're talking, but deep loading, smooth casting and very accurate.

Both are great for close casting.
 

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sounds like a good application for bamboo
 

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I've never heard the Prospector described as "tippy". What line did you cast with? Don't forget, grains will determine the "fullflexing-ness" of rod too.
 

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I've never heard the Prospector described as "tippy". What line did you cast with? Don't forget, grains will determine the "fullflexing-ness" of rod too.
550 gr. Skagit Max short.

The Prospector switch and the spey rods probably have a different feel to them and that the spey rod wasn't designed to overhead cast whereas Redington probably designed the switch to accommodate overhead casting which the Prospector does well.
 

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With most lines at the top of it's grain rating, my 8110 Z Axis feels pretty full flexing, but I would second the TFO DC series. My buddy has the 7110 DC and it is pretty sweet with a Nextcast FF35; loads deep into the rod and is plenty accurate. If you can wait until January I would look at the Echo Glass double hand series. I know I will be looking at that 7129.
 

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I would see if you could pick up an Echo DC, if your looking for a deep bending rod. Theses haveca real nice feel to them
 

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Try the Scott L2H 11'-6" 8wt, I really enjoy my 7wt and it flexes nicely to the cork. Also if you creep over 12' to 12'-4" the Beulah Platinum 8124 Has similar features,IMO.
 

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Look At the vision cult line, the are wicked and deep flexing. Casted one at a spey day and couldn't put it down. Unfortunately It is out of my price range at the time

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I fished a Scott L2H 1158 for a couple weeks on the Bulkley this year with a 550 Skagit max short. I thought the 550 was slightly heavy for it but the combo was my favorite for that river this year. Full flexing, easy to cast and great power to turn fish.
 
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