Bamboo Spey Rods

GRASSNGLASS

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Just wondering if others here fish bamboo Spey Rods.

I thought I had given it a good try after picking up a couple longer Sharpes.

I hurt my arm so bad with a 14' Sharpes that I couldn't use any rod for six months. Could just be an old man thing I guess.

Also, does anyone know if these rods are meant as Spey rods or are just long rods for normal casting?
 

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I cast bamboo spey rods, Ive never fished with them. 15' 10wt,14' 9wt, 11' 7wt and 10' 6 weight.
The 15' 10wt Greenheart- heavy beast- Need to lift weights for six months before salmon run.
The 14' 9wt is a large salmon rod, kinda heavy but can really jack some line.
The 11' 7- light, great casting good steelhead rod.
The 10' 6wt- light good trout and small steelhead rod.
 

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Heavy rods are an acquired taste and require that the user understand that one should keep the fly in the water far longer than if you were using a modern and lighter outfit. Technique is everything, you fish with them slowly. You sweep slowly and cast slowly and long belly lines are the most accepted means for fully and slowly loading the rods.
 
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