Core30 12’ #6/7 Spey / Switch blank (400-550gn) (4-piece)
Medium-fast, powerful progressive action 30T carbon blank in mid olive green gloss sanded finish, with a black rod sock.
Suitable for surface and subsurface applications including summer grilse and salmon, sea trout, shorter T8 sinking tips
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 400-450 grains with a 8-10’ polyleader. Full grain window 400 - 450gn 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
Guide spacing and blank measurements