Re: Why did you go two hand?
I'm pretty new to this as well (bout a two yrs.) and have found I'm able to keep my flies in the water much longer (quicker casts) than if I had say a longer single hand rod. That said, there's a lot to be said about single hand spey casting w/ a SH rod. Just not able to get the distance and more importantly- good meding capabilities- needed for swinging and nymphing upstream- that a longer 2H rod gets you.