So ya got’cher new spey rod.
And ya need a new line.
Well the good news is they are a whole bunch cheaper than they used to be, they are a whole bunch better too. The bad news is you might end up wanting two for your little rod. One of the real charms of the 5, 4, even 3 weight spey rods is the sneaky factor. In real quite water with a light dry line (Scandie) you can actually make very delicate presentations, which, trust me, can make a huge difference in how many fish you catch. The problem with these lines is they won’t carry any sort of sink tip or even sinking leader well. So if you want to use these rods in larger water situations you will probably want another line, like a little compact skagit.
So you are out another fitty bucks. !!WARNING! If you are considering your second or third spey rod at this point and are worried about spending another 50 bucks your in the wrong game!!
So, now you have purchased your 5,6, and 7 weight echo Dec Hogan, ( or some other awesome spey pole) and you have two lines for the 5, and a compact skagit for the 6 and 7 you are going to need some running line. I will put up one quiet vote for miracle braid, its a bit noisy, a bit rough on the hands, and doesn’t cast as well as some others, but I really FEEL a lot more with it. My two cents. In the next post however I will have a comprehensive running line article by a true expert in the feild. Adam McNamara of Castaway guide service.
Many of these critters have been coming to the fly recently.