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Old 10-02-2007, 10:37 AM
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Default Re: Larger fish equipment question-Salmon -Steelhead

Matt,

The TFO TiCr X is a very fast rod. You may find it to be a little stiff at first. The combo you are looking at includes a SA GPX fly line and that is 1/2 over weight. That should be a good line for this rod. I think the Spey handle for that rod is a great idea. It is a simple way to try out Spey casting. One thing to consider is the reel you are talking about may not have enough capacity for a Spey line and enough backing.

I don't know the Cabela's reel but it seems to have a good design. You will have to judge the quality. If it was me I would go with a Tioga LA but it is 3 times the money. With the Tioga you could buy a spare conventional arbor spool for the Spey setup. The trouble with this approach is you sacrifice the Large Arbor advantage and if there is any place you need a LA reel it would be Spey casting.

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