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Old 03-11-2013, 10:55 PM
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Default Switch rod for bass fishing?

I was fortunate enough to swing a spey rod a couple years ago on the Deschutes River, and I've been fascinated by two-handers ever since. Unfortunately we don't have any beautiful, large rivers full of enticing chromes and redsides. We just have a bunch of cloudy water. The one similarity is limited room to back cast.

So I've been thinking.... (and have some extra change jingling in my pocket)

Why wouldn't a switch rod, or spey for that matter, work for bass fishing from the bank? Large flies, limited room for a back cast, and the need to cover water quickly. Seems like a perfect match. Surely I'm not having a moment of brilliance.

So, I'm on the verge of taking the switch rod plunge for bass. I like the versatility of casting one or two handed, and the shorter rod will be a little easier to navigate as a beginner. I have no clue what rod, reel, line, or other widget yet, but is there anyone who can talk me down from this ledge?
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