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I was writing an email back to a west coast fly fishing friend when I started reading the head hunters blog that he suggested. I was intrigued by a term they used, swey rod. I read further and came to find out that they were borrowing a term from another blog called Mystic Waters. I know these rods. I have coveted these rods. I have also just thought of them and heard others refer to them as little spey rods or big switch rods. I have even seen the them in action. I know the Sage TCX switch rods fit these categories. I also know that the new one switch rods will fit this category. So these Swey rods are just two handed rods that fall above 11 ft and less than 12 ft. It is a great concept. The rod I fish most is a 12'6" spey rod. I have no doubt that with today's super light weight materials on weight saving construction techniques that these rods are a blast. After my recent experience with a slightly softer salt stick I think that I will love the one switches... I mean Sweys. Check out the posts below.
I have been trying to dial in my 12'6'' 5/6 400 gr Loomis two hander. I started out with a 425 gr skagit flight head and the old running line off of a trashed outbound. I think the running line is a .33 or something like that. I tried out a 7 wt nymph line and that was way to light. Yesterday I put on a buddies 400 gr skagit flight. That 25 grains shouldn't have made that much difference but wow did it ever. I chucked 10' of t8 and 5 of t8 and 5 of fly line. I was able to carry much more line in the air. I wonder what the 375 would be like? I still can't help but think what one of these scandi short set ups would be be like. Seems like lots of people think they should be called skandi shorts since you can execute skandi and skagit cast with one line. The unispey is interesting too. I have never tossed a long belly line. Now I just need to dial in a nymphing set up.
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