Spey Pages banner

1 - 9 of 9 Posts

·
Speyshop's Speybum
Joined
·
462 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
What is you favorite length of Speyrod and how many sections.

Mine is 14ft four pieace.
With a 15ft three running a close second.
:razz:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
11,027 Posts
I'd agree on the 14 footers. In two sections (rigged) they

slide into my VW Jetta very nicely.


As well stated be ST69 elsewhere ... one never knows where one may take his lunch.
:devil:
 

·
Pullin' Thread
Joined
·
4,694 Posts
Speybum,

It depends on the size of the river I'm fishing. On the smallest rivers like the Samishj i use an 11 foot single hander that G.Loomis no longer makes. On smaller rivers like the forks of the Sky or forks of the Stilly, I prefer a 13 footer. On the larger rivers like the Skagit, Thompson, mainstem Sky etc. I prefer a 15 foot 8/9 weight in the summer and my 16 foot 11 weight in winter.

I sure would like to see a fast action 17 or 18 foot 11 weight made to use on these bigger rivers in winter, better mending and line control along with easier long lining.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,110 Posts
After some very careful consideration I have determined that I think the best or should i say most useable rods are from 13'6" to14'6" in 8-9weights.

Lighter-shorter rods certainly do have their place but I have found that on larger rivers the tendency is to use them as a larger rod which 1 pushed them outside their performance envelope and 2 makes the angler work harder than if he were using a longer larger rod. Sure I can take a 13ft 7wt and cast it 120 feet but that is not what they are designed for and not what they are good at.

15 foot is the maximum lenghth spey rod I would ever use I am sure just as there are applications for short light rods there are applications for long heavy rods most of which is salmon and winter steelheading. I don't fish for salmon and
the winter run fishing I do does not take extremely long casts (even on big rivers) all of which can easily be done with rods 14-15 feet in a 9weight. I might feel different if I was throwing 3.5 in brass tubeflies but I'm not.
anyway thats what I think and it's just my opinion.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
439 Posts
Use a 12'6" 6wt rod for summer and a 13' 9wt for winter. Got smart real quick. Don't knowwhere I would use a longer rod for as I fish mainly some of the larger rivers in the NW.
Leroy..................
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,095 Posts
speybum

My favorite Spey rod is my Sage 7141 with 4 sections.

I can cast that rod all day with a Mid Spey Line and most of the day with a Wind Cutter. It will handle any Steelhead or big trout in N. Kali or SW Oregon. Yet a powerful Rogue River half pounder still gives you a battle. I am disappointed that Rio will not be coming out with a Grand Spey line for this great rod.

My second favorite rod is the Sage 10151 with 4 sections. With bigger fish and very windy situations, it is a better tool than the 7141. However, after about one hour's use, I need to rest my old arms and damaged shoulder. Also, the longer and stiffer rod handles wind and high water flow better.

I have a friend who wants to only use the longer rods, and he can't wait for someone to come out with 17' or 18' Euro style rods.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
200 Posts
My favourit for all round use is a 14' Bruce Powerlite, but when I'm on the Thompson a 15' Daiwa bucks the wind and covers the distance much better. I wouldn't like to choose between them.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
886 Posts
Favourite or favourites

When and Where.
B&W 17'6" Spey in the Spring 4 piece
B&W 15 Spey early Summer 3 piece
Sage 13'6" Deveron summer 4piece
B&W Spey in Autumn 3 piece

Depression has set in today the Spey has shut. Have to wait till February 2003 . Oh Oh Oh

Malcolm
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
200 Posts
There's always the Thompson Malcom.:)
 
1 - 9 of 9 Posts
Top