A true ?trout? spey seems like a great idea. At Beulah, they had a hard time wrapping their minds around the idea that a 5 weight spey rod needing 380-400 grain load was actually fun for trout. So, they created the newly released 11?7? 5 weight Platinum! You?ll find a sweet spot between 250-300 grains depending on your line choice. Fish Redsides on the Deschutes employing soft hackles on a floating line or small to medium streamer patterns w/sink tips on the Yakima, blitz down to the Rogue, Klamath and Trinity later in the season fishing Half Pounders with the possibility of mature 3-7 pound Steelies. Truly a casting dream and a blast to fish, the new 5 weight Platinum makes a perfect trout spey and is ready for that surprise ?trophy? fish.
Rod Weight: 5.6 ounces.
USE OF ROD: Half Pounders, Redside, Rainbow, Browns, Coastal Cutthroat and a light duty Steelhead rod from Alaska to Chile.
ACTION: Traditional ?Spey? action/ fast recovery.
FLY LINE RECOMMENDATIONS:
Scandinavian: 275-290 grains
Skagit: 310-350 grains
Mid Belly: 310-340 RIO Windcutter 4/5
Platinum Spey Rod Series 11'7" 5wt. 4 PIECE
Comes with sock, tube, lifetime warranty for original owner (see warranty for conditions).