Donít over think it. And Andy will get you casting like a champion. He taught me years ago no one better to teach you
As well I suggest you only need a switch for all the rivers you have mentioned. Besides seems like all Spey rods are migrating to smaller rods just make sure your head is not too long aka fly line. Longer 12 to 14 ft rods are for large wide rivers I used to use a 6126 here it was fine
If you are fishing winter consider a heavier rod to handle sink tips and weighted flies. Not just about the size of the fish I will target. I have a 8110 which handles tops and weight well
Jeff has every rod imaginable that is stiff as a broomstick lol try them out as he offered.
I once had a 5116 and loved it in all these rivers. Wish I never sold it since I have returned to Sacramento
Last edited by DAVID95670; 12-04-2018 at 06:09 PM.
There is a fine line between fishing and standing there like an idiot!