Hi HOOK. I am getting back into fishing and need equipment however the funds are in short supply. I like the idea of using one rod for two different techniques. ie a spey rod that doubles as a pin. Do you notice any drawbacks using a fly rod as a centrepin?HOOK said:i have the rod Fishfreak had i like it so easy to cast even for a newb and the versa tips are easy to cast i just need to learn a bit more. i find the rod a little heavy though for holding all day, not for the casting but just when your holding it in one hand while drifting. but i dont care i like how simple it is to use and will be great for that cold winter fishing and bigger fish ;D
i do like the fact i can slap my pin onto the rod and use it that way also ;D awesome
only thing i have hooked on it so far is pinks and if they are that fun bigger fish will be the cats a**
Vanislealoha, you will want to replace your last guide with a ceramic guide. This will allow you to use the spey rod for both purposes without having your mono damaging the guide at the tip. When you choose to go this route, the ceramic guide is going to change the action of the rod a little bit, ie: give the tip more action due to the increased weight of the ceramic guide. You might want to keep that in mind when you are choosing a rod.vanislealoha said:I like the idea of using one rod for two different techniques. ie a spey rod that doubles as a pin. Do you notice any drawbacks using a fly rod as a centrepin?
Build them yourself. All parts available at Princess Auto-total price, 25-$30.Jack Straw said:A spey rod for gear fishing??? Aye carumba! Once ya lay out a couple of nice casts you won't be thinkin' bout that pin idea anymore. But if you must abuse a two-hander better to go with a shorter rod, 11'6-13' max. Longer rods will work obviously but their lengths are extreme for our small flows. For the most part spey rods are four pieces which does not lend itself to car-hopping from hole to hole, you'd need to buy rod holders for your cars hood. There is a misconception that speyrods are heavy, horse-em-in type rods, not so. In fact most of the shorter (12') rods are probably lighter action than the gear rod & lead set-up most use for pinks. So no, a spey rod would not be overkill for pinks....it'd be perfect (8/9) Good Luck Dude!! :beerchug:
Jim,jetboatjim said:just what I wanna do ,put a hardy cascapadia and 800$ sage on a 30$ rod holder and do 80 down th highway :thumbup:
I spent the 90 $.
Fill yer boots, Jimmy. I trust my engineering and my thrift. :beerchug: At highway speed i usually pack 'er up in the back of the truck, Better able to avoid road debris kicked up by the old woman in front of me doing only 80.jetboatjim said:just what I wanna do ,put a hardy cascapadia and 800$ sage on a 30$ rod holder and do 80 down th highway :thumbup:
I spent the 90 $.