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View Poll Results: What would be your ideal length in a Spey Rod

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  • 15'

    2 3.70%
  • 14'

    5 9.26%
  • 13'6"

    15 27.78%
  • 13'

    12 22.22%
  • 12'6"

    9 16.67%
  • 12'

    3 5.56%
  • 11'8"

    3 5.56%
  • Switch Rod

    5 9.26%
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ribby View Post
    You know which one I have bro...that's my preference. I've tried a few shorter and longer, but always seem to prefer the green. Not sure if that's just because its what I started with or not, but its versatile...aside for an occasional pass at those chrome squish chum, it's all for steel, and it fits most rivers quite well, big or small.
    You have a 1409 Loop Goran if I recall correctly?

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    Yes, that's the one...really like it, not too heavy, nice feel...

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    Thanks for that Pat or I was going to have to ask. Difficult if you are a noob who wants to try it out when you know nothing. Funny that I used to live a stone's throw from the Spey. Prince Charles did it and he was so obviously a dickhead I wouldn't have been seen dead with a spey rod.....

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    arrgh, there is a spey casting event on new years day just above the train bridge on the vedder, i will be there as will many other spey fishers if you want some pointers and to try out a bunch of combos stop by.

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    If I am not in a coma I will do that Pat, thanks!

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    Bankers hours for this, seems wise considering the date.

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    If I could only have one....13-6" would be a good all around 2hander. Since most rods are between 12 and 15'.....13' 6" seems like the natural compromise size. Probably go with a #8/9.

    This thread is starting to sound like a Christmas wish list .. ; )

    cheers.....

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    Find it strange how you would be asking this Rick, I thought you were an expert on spey gear
    I remember fishing on the opposite side of the Vedder from you (you were spey casting) and your fly was landing within a couple of feet of me each cast, impressive casting.
    I do now own a Spey rod and its 13' this size was suggested by my local store based on the info i gave them as to what and where i would be fishing.
    Having hooked a steelhead (first day out with a Spey rod) i love it
    just need more practice with the casting
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    Quote Originally Posted by Britguy View Post
    Find it strange how you would be asking this Rick, I thought you were an expert on spey gear.
    The post is old, and Rick was probably trying to get a discussion going more than for his own knowledge.

    Everyone has a different opinion, I'm a fan of 13'6". I have a 14'3" Z-Axis, and it's great, but it's a tad on the large size.
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    Im with Pat about the 13' 7wt 1307 Scott LS2's Extremely light in the hand and the backbone to control a decent size fish. The perfect balance from everything I have casted. Love my 13'2" 9wt Loop Yellow line but I need to have a good run of chinooks to cast at so I am a little more limited with it.
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