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Default Re: Orvis Shooting Star spey rod

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Originally Posted by nick k View Post
Bonus question: Has anyone tried spey casting from a float tube? Is it hard? Impossible? Impractical? Easy?
No, and you don't want to. You need to be higher above the water to do it. Now if you wanted to kick along and troll a fly along a weed edge, spey rod would be great. Keeps you from running over the top of the fish
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Originally Posted by delopez View Post
But, it did take me some time to find out what I liked on Spey.
I had the exact opposite. Found it first shot out of the box. I looked to see what everyone thought the best rods were. Meiser and Burkheimer kept coming up. I called Burkheimer and was not sold. Called Bob Meiser and talked quite a while with him. We worked through what I expected and wanted to do. Came up with a rod that would do that. I bought the blank. He told what the best line would be and I took his word for it. I still have that line on the rod.

The closest thing to a complaint I have is that I can cast the whole line out of the dang rod. I had trouble with knots in my backing from casting without enough line on the reel. I had a really big Pike rip me out into backing, and I worried that I would have that happen and a knot would cost me a giant.
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I ended up splicing 30 more feet of running line on the line. I can think of worse problems.
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