Swing Season has arrived on the Missouri River, and at Headhunters that signals the start of our “second season”. Most of our new Trout Spey rods, lines and tackle arrive in the fall. Here is a rundown of our primary selection of spey gear for the 2018-19 season. Like last season, our main focus is on two-handed equipment for trout, but if you’re in need of Steelhead or Salmon gear, we have a very good selection of lines, a few rods and some excellent reels.
While there haven’t been any major changes in Trout Spey rods this year, there are additional competitors in the low to mid price point range. The most notable new rod in the lasts year is the G Loomis IMX-PRO. We consider “Trout Spey” rods to be 2,3 and 4 weight rods, or rods that throw lines 350 grains and less.