RE:A question for Captain Ray
The fast spool switch is really a factor for striper fishing, steelhead and salmon, etc. It surprises me that the upper echalon reels make it so hard to swap spools. I suppose not everyone has the same need to swap spools - the carribean, dry line seasons on salmon streams, fall greaselining for steelhead, etc.
I can't get by without at least two for Northeast stripers, and for the Spey rod I feel that a spool loaded with hybrid sinktip setup and a full floating Spey head line or DTF line are both the minimum to cover the water thoroughly.