The Best of Washington Steelhead and Trout
Fishing with the two handed rod is most certainly a relaxing and efficient way to fish the fly on the swing.
I often hear, “that river isn’t big enough to use a spey rod!” The spey rod is not just for distance. Granted, once you have mastered the ability to cast efficiently, good distance will be attained. More importantly the two hander is a tool that allows the angler to cast the fly in a couple motions, with obstructions behind.
It is the aforementioned factors combined with the long rods superior mending ability that makes the two handed rod a great fishing tool and is not just a tool for distance. The two handed rod will save your shoulder, mend and cast the line effortlessly and allow you to fish water that would be almost impossible to fish with a single hand rod.