Re: Moving from a spey rod to a switch.
Know what you mean about getting out and about with this cold wind.
I love the long rod and the switch is where I am going from now on. Sold my 13 footer, building an 11' Winston to replace it. I have a 10'8" 5wt that is my lake rod around the valley and an 11' 6wt Zaxis that is an awesome rod for flowing waters around here. Took it out on it's maiden voyage and took my first steelhead and the largest was 30". I won't buy anything under 10' unless it's for grayling, at least that is what I am thinking at this stage.
The Kvichak River is a Prime Spey River, the 11'ers are the best beading sticks from a boat I have come across.