03-23-2014, 09:39 PM
Newb question: Which Rod?
I fish waters were spey casting would be a benefit. Because of this I'm considering my first switch rod. I know nothing about spey casting yet. Here's what led me to this question:
I have been considering buying more fly rods to fill holes in my quiver. Here's what I already own
4wts - 7 & 81/2'
5wts - 8 1/2 & 9'
8wt - 9'
My holes are, as I see them, a longer 10' rod that could be used for nymphing and something between 5 and 8wts.
My questions are;
1. Is this sound logic or am I missing something?
2. Is there a certain weight/size switch rod that fits that all purpose dry, nymph, and streamer rod like the 9' 5wt does?
3. Is there some size that would work better for nymphing and streamers than a 10' 5wt?
Good things come to those who wade...
And YES... the answer is always, "It depends".