Re: rods, reels and lines for smallies and such
In my opinion a better choice would be a shorter heavy rod and a more aggressive warm water taper than a spey rod. A 7'11" 8 or 9 wt with a bass taper would allow you to make fast cast with minimal false casts. Plus it would be more versatile for other bodies of water. I'm no expert by any means and I hope you get some other answers. Good luck with your move.