It’s really, really important to figure out the right line for your spey rod.
Much more so than with single-handed rods, two-handed rods (spey and switch) cast completely differently depending on which line you’ve got them set up with. Things have gotten a lot simpler in the past few years, but still…it’s not always obvious which line is the perfect match for your two-hander.
Fortunately, three of the biggest manufacturers of spey lines in our world – Northwest-style spey fishing – have put together some awfully comprehensive guides to which of their lines cast the best on a wide range of rods. Airflo, Rio and SA join us today with some great guidelines.
We’ll note that you may or may not always agree with the manufacturers’ recommendations. That’s totally fine – your mileage may vary. We’ve found that you can take their specs as a starting point. Maybe you feel like the guys who make the lines are dead on with how you like to fish. Maybe you find that their recommendations are consistently heavy or consistently light. Whether you decide that “I like what they like” or “I like what they like plus 30 grains”…these charts are a very useful frame of reference and you should check them out.
Spey Line Recommendations
- Airflo Spey Line Recommendations
- Rio Spey Line Recommendations
- Scientific Anglers Spey Line Recommendations
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