The spey is my trout spey. It's a 12' 5/6wt that I use for pulling streamers for trout. Really helps to reach out when there's not a lot of room for a backcast. With a 400grain 23' skagit head I can reach out about 75' with a very minimal amount of room behind me (just need about 3ft for the D loop and thats it).
Well I must have walked over 5 miles today. I dunno whats more sore my sciatic nerve from walking, or my bad rotator cuff from casting non stop for 6 hrs. Sucks gettin old. Was hoping to find a big smallmouth in Mio pond but they must not have got the memo. All I got were some little guys. Fishing has been rough the past two days but its much cooler tonight so water temps should drop hopefully and make things a bit better soon in the trout water. Even with the touch fishing I can't complain. The peace & solitude is just fantastic and I'm really enjoying myself in my favorite place in the world, the Au Sable. Time to ice the shoulder and get some rest to do it all over again tomorrow