Uncle Brent with a Swan River bow on the 2 hander…
We’ve been getting lots of questions about spey/2 hander rods and line lately. Should I get a switch or spey rod? What’s the difference between a spey line and a switch line? Can I use a nymph line for swinging or vice versa? Should I use mono or fly line type running line? Why would I get a “short” version of any of these lines?. What’s the deal with all the different type of tips? Can I get one line that does everything? These are all valid questions that need to be answered before you purchase a set-up.
There are lots of good resources for spey stuff on the interweb these days. The Headhunters and April Vokey have put out some good articles lately. One of the best places I’ve found for spey info is Deneki Outdoors’ “All About Spey Fishing” page. Here you will find tips and advice on casting, equipment, lines, and different types of rigs. These guys do it for a living and have some great articles that will get you up to speed.
We have a pile of lines and rods at the shop to try. Micro speys, switch, and traditional longer rods on hand if you want to give it a go. The Swan has a few good swing runs right in town so give us a call if you want to see how a line feels or try out a new rod.