Core30 11’ #4/5 trout spey blank (300-400gn) (4-piece)
Medium-fast, powerful progressive action 30T carbon blank in matt black, sanded finish, with black rod sock.
A flexible all rounder for large trout waters where you might use a #6/7wt single handed rod. Suitable for surface and subsurface applications including shorter sinking tips and weighted streamer fishing.
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 300 - 350 grains with a 5-8’ polyleader. Full grain window 300 - 400gn 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