Core30 11’3" #8/9 Spey / Switch blank (450-600gn) (4-piece)
Medium-fast, powerful progressive action 30T carbon blank in petrol blue gloss sanded finish, with a black rod sock.
Suitable for surface and subsurface applications including grilse and salmon, T8-T14 sinking tips and heavily weighted flies, and coastal overhead shooting head applications
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 shorter (15’-22’) head skagit 450-500 grains with 5-10’ polyleader. Full grain window 450-600gn head plus tip up to about 25-30’ combined.
For Scandi applications try a compact head light spey style line of a similar or slightly lighter grain rating and a total head length including tip of 25-35'.
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
For two-handed overhead casting, try a 350-400gn head or equivalent integrated shooting head flyline e.g. Wulff TT Ambush #9-#10, Rio Outbound short #9-#10
Guide spacing and blank measurements