Joined: 27 Feb 2006 Posts: 388 Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2007 12:20 pm Post subject: 14' #8-10
A 15' 10-11 weight rod is somewhat a telephone pole in my eyes. I don't know Drammenselven at all and don't know what your are facing with regards to waterflows, depths, clarity and fly sizes, but a large rod like you mention would usually be suitable for large and heavy flies in large and rough waters.
Personally I would go lighter for my first two handed rod. My preferred twohander is a 14' 9-10 weight and a 12½' for an 8-9 weight but I know people who use even lighter.
A medium light 14' rod will cover a lot of water and carry even larger flies (apart from the really heavy brass tubes on sinking lines), and still be delicate enough to present a fly without spooking a whole pool.
Not that my experience with salmon fly fishing is vast, but still...
Martin _________________ Martin Joergensen
The Global FlyFisher
Joined: 29 Mar 2006 Posts: 25 Location: Klaipeda, Lithuania
Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2007 5:22 pm Post subject:
my personal opinion-
If you are beginer then 15 foot 10 weight will best if you planing to fish ina rivers with width of 50-100 m.
again my personal opinion - be carefull with spey lines which will be offered to you by salesmen. I would chosse shooting head system. Why- easy undercast and overhead cast+you can play with a depth by choosing different sinking rate of you head.
as i said this is my personal opinion after 14 years of salmon fishing
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