Re: First spey...Need help
I'm with Fred on this and think a slightly shorter and lighter rod will be fine, perhaps something in the 12' to 13' range in a 6wt.
As far as lines, I'd consider an Airflow Scandi Compact or even the Airflow RAGE line to ease into learning to cast these two handed rod.
"I've never missed a Steelhead by waiting too long. It's true, but I've missed plenty trying to set the hook too quickly." Dec Hogan 'A Passion For Steelhead'