Two-handed casting for trout is becoming more popular over the past few years with the arrival of lighter weight trout-spey rods. After getting many requests from clients to design and build such a rod, I’m now pleased to add light Trout Spey Rods to my offerings. I’ve designed these rods for swinging streamers and soft hackles, and skating dry flies for larger jtrout. I’ve designed two actions, a medium action with an ideal grain window of 250 to 300 grains, and a medium-fast action with an ideal grain window of 300 to 350 grains. Both are 10′ 6″ – 3 piece rods – suitable for 4/5 wt switch lines, as well as Scandi or Skagit lines. Both configurations can be solid or hollow-built. I’ve modeled both rods with Progressive Tapers that have a wonderfully smooth casting action. I’m offering these rods for $2795 with 2 matching tips.
I build these rods with figured English Walnut reel seats and matching butt caps, turned from the same piece of hardwood. The guide wraps are Pearsalls silk thread, and I have many color choices. A custom machined winding check with a matching accent ring balances out the cork grip.