I bought the 7Wt Clearwater spey that was on the board here, and took it out to play with it.
The head on there is a Rio skagit max 550 grain, and it felt like it was overloaded.
If I brought the skagit portion of the head (I think that's what it is called, past the orange transition, into the thick blue line) inside the guides 2-3 feet it felt crisper for sure. The rod itself does not have a grain listing on the label, so I checked the Rio site, to cross reference it against a 7 wt listing, where it calls for a 450-525 grain range.
Im wondering if there is an option to trim the head- it doesn't seem possible but what do I know...
Ive got a spool of gudebrod braided mono and I know how to make loops but it seems the part I wanna shorten is the thick portion and not the tapered part.
I'm not too keen on the idea of dropping 60 bucks on a new head to drop 25-50 grains.
And as an aside, I got a spey swivel thrown in as part of another deal- anyone use them?