If there is one place they don't belong it is in a boat loch fishing. I've never seen anyone use any sort of double hander or switch rod from a boat without it looking clumsy. For proper control of the flies, striking and keeping everything fluid you need one hand on the line all the time. Taking your left hand off the line to take hold of the rod for the cast looses accurate and subtle control of the flies right at one of the moments you are most likely to rise a fish.There are also suitable applications in trout fishing for their use, like loch-style boat fishing,
Hi ohanzee,I copied 'Sage One 4116-4' from your post and pasted it into google, first thing that came up was.... 'Sage ONE 4116-4 Switch Rod'.
Tried a 6wt Loomis switch rod, great piece of kit and a delight to use, but not much use for trout up to a pound and a half.
Simon Gawsworth (sp.?) of Rio, told me in a video that there was a difference of 3 between single and Spey, so 3 more like a single #6, and that you could cast that line on it.Ohanzee,
6wt. Spey is an 8wt. in trout line size, so there is your answer for your skull dragging of a 1.5 lb. trout...
Try a 3wt. Sage One trout spey - Spey 3wt. is the same as a trout line rated 5wt. Or, Winston 3wt. trout spey if you prefer a softer action, than the more racy Sage.
You won’t go back to single hand once you have mastered it. I can guarantee that!
Cheers and beers,
The correct terminology is what US marketing calls it?Hi ohanzee,
Like I said, the term is a marketing Americanism.
Spey casting as a term is only just gaining wider appeal in the US - because it was an un-American invention...
But the correct term for long double handed trout rods is - trout spey, to the initiated - even in the US now.
Look at Winston rods, Thomas and Thomas, Burkheimer, even Meiser who coined the phrase, he is starting to use the correct terminology now applied to his trout spey line up; as that British word Spey, becomes more understood there..
Er...Spey?I have been trying to think of wide trout rivers in the UK, like they have in the US, and could not immediately think of one?
Yes, Simon does say that the difference is 3, for Rio products, in general for a beginning spey caster that is a good reference.I have been trying to think of wide trout rivers in the UK, like they have in the US, and could not immediately think of one?
I guess that is probably a big reason why they have taken to these double handed light rods, needing to cast across 50m wide rivers in some spots. Maybe?
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Simon Gawsworth (sp.?) of Rio, told me in a video that there was a difference of 3 between single and Spey, so 3 more like a single #6, and that you could cast that line on it.
Never tried one myself, mind.