The rebellious switch rod
Hey guys. I'm new here...well...sort of. I've been sifting through threads here for quite some time and all I can say is, wow. What a lot of great information and help. I'd like to ask a question about spey instruction. I just bought an 11ft. switch rod and have the opportunity to take a 3 day class on spey casting. However...I'm concerned that traditional spey casting techniques, with the long spey rods and longer belly lines they provide for the class, may only serve to to make my casting with a switch rod more difficult to master or slow my progress given the adjustments needed. What do you guys think? And are there instructors around who would teach me spey techniques with my switch rod? I get the feeling that with traditional spey casters, the switch rod is like the rebellious teenager of spey casting. I'm afraid to ask the gentleman teaching the class that I'd like to bring my switch rod instead of using the available spey rods.
Thank you for reading this and for your thoughts.