Spey: The Rod of a Thousand Long Casts

Chris Santella writes in The New York Times about the advent of the double-handed rod in the U.S. and why it received such a warm welcome among steelheaders. “‘When I was introduced to spey casting in the U.K., some anglers were using a rod called the Double-Built Palakona, manufactured by Hardy,’ said Simon Gawesworth, one of the world’s pre-eminent spey casting instructors. ‘It was 18 feet long and weighed 54 ounces — a rod for real men.’”

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