Core30 11’ #5/6 Spey / Switch blank (350-450gn) (4-piece)
Medium-fast, powerful progressive action 30T carbon blank in matt black, sanded finish, with black rod sock.
Suitable for surface and subsurface applications including summer grilse, sea trout, short T8 sinking tips and weighted streamer fishing for larger trout.
Matching components kits available to complete your rod using the linked listings below
Below grain weight and head length guidelines for water-anchored spey style roll casting based on our product testing. Line preference is personal to your casting style and end use, be prepared to experiment.
We preferred: A short (14’-18’) head skagit 350-400 grains with a 5-8’ polyleader. Full grain window 350 - 450gn head plus tip up to about 25’ combined.
For Scandi applications try a single handed or compact head light spey style line of a similar or slightly lighter grain rating and a total head length including tip of 25-30' (if the line design requires one, a SH line may not).
Overhead single-handed casting: AFFTA #7/#8 line, 180-240gn.
For rod testing we used flat mono shooting line and a poly tip or poly leader of 5-8’. If using a poly tip (with a PVC loop both ends) finish off with a short (4-7’) tapered nylon leader for best fly turnover. With a poly leader (PVC loop one end, nylon line the other) simply add an optional tippet ring and a few feet of your final tippet
Guide spacing and blank measurements