A Spey Rod for Trout

9 June 2015
Comments: 3
9 June 2015, Comments: 3

A Spey Rod for Trout

There has been a differing of opinion on this subject recently in the shop.  Some of us here really enjoy throwing two handed rods and swinging flies for trout on our local rivers.  Others of us believe that the two hander is better reserved for steelhead and salmon and trout are best pursued with the traditional western fly rod.

Personally I am all about it (if you didn’t know already), but what do you think?

Check out this video of skagit guru and steelhead guide Mike McCune discussing his new love for two-handed trout fishing and get a glimpse of the ultralight trout two handers from Sage that could be debuted later this summer!

Montana Spey from scumliner media on Vimeo.

  • -Andy McKinley
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Andy McKinley
Andy manages Duranglers Flies and Supplies online store and web content. When he is not plugging away in the basement of Duranglers, he can be found in the shop talking weird flies, throwing spey casts for few fish, eating pizza, drinking coffee, painting, and raising a family in Southwest Colorado.

His fly fishing writings have been published on blogs such as the Daily Drake and Simms Wading Room.

3 responses on “A Spey Rod for Trout

  1. Drew says:

    One of my favorite things about fishing is that there isn’t always one way to do things. People can try out new techniques and see if it works for them or not. It’s all about trying new ideas. A spey rod might just be worth a shot. Thanks for sharing.

    • Andy McKinley says:

      We agree Drew. A new and different way of doing things can also invigorate one’s “traditional” way of doing things too. Let us know if you have any questions on getting into spey rods and casting.

      Thanks for the comment!


  2. Paul says:

    Been living in Colorado now for 4 years. Lived in Oregon for 12. Years of swinging two handed rods for steel. Now I swing for trout. For years I have been making my oun lines and rods. Short lines, down to 10ft and rods in the 9-9’6″ range with little lower handles. Cool to see all the lines and light two handlers coming on the market but rods and grips are still too large.

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