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R.L. Winston Fly Rods Video: The Microspey - Two Hand Trout Fishing

Updated: Nov 1, 2021

Having never picked up and casted a two-handed rod before, fishing with them is totally foreign to me. For the most part, I don't see myself ever fully immersing myself into the two-hand style of fly fishing, with but one exception — trout spey.

I absolutely love fishing with light fly rods, and trout spey / micro spey rods seem like a total blast. What exactly are they? Just think two-handed fly rods for lighter line weights of about 5-weight and under. Their long lengths allow you to cover a lot more water, yet still nicely amplify the fight of an average-sized trout.

Recently featured by Winston Rods, the following video showcases their Microspey rods and perfectly exemplifies a pretty much ideal day fishing one of them — wading a scenic western river under blue skies and catching beautiful trout with nobody else in sight. This is why if I ever hit the jackpot someday, I need to have a house here in Florida and one out west. But getting back to reality, here's what Winston says about this short but fun clip...

"Whether you're looking at improving your two-hand casting skills for upcoming summer and winter steelhead, or just looking for a fun and exciting way to catch fish, our Microspey two-hand trout rods have been the standard by which all other "trout spey" rods are judged. Pro Jakob Lund explored some Oregon water with the 11' 4 weight Microspey in hopes of bringing some wild red side rainbow trout to hand!"

If you'd like to investigate Winston's lineup of Microspey rods further, you can

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