We might love spey fishing, and admittedly do a lot of it at our lodges, but we’d also be the first to admit that with a dizzying array of gear options available it can also be extremely confusing for those looking to get started.
For those interested in honing their skills with a two-handed rod, without a doubt the most confusion stems from the spey line (or head) itself. With several different types or ‘styles’ of lines available, some of which use different casting techniques than others, and each of which are used to toss different types of flies and tips, it can become pretty overwhelming.
Skagit heads? Scandi heads? Mid belly lines? Long belly lines? If you can already feel your blood pressure rising, then this post if for you.
We recently came across a fantastic article written by Reid Curry of River Salt Outfitters spelling out the basics of the two types of spey lines we use at our lodges, skagit and scandi heads. Its a great read for anyone looking for a little more clarification on spey lines and we strongly suggest you give it a read today.