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Old 10-19-2004, 04:13 AM
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The operative element is the Spey line.

They often demand much more capacity, since the rods can handle very long heads, double tapers, etc.

As a general rule for 8wt Spey fishing, the 3.5 can probably handle shooting head style Spey lines with a thin running line but to fit most common Spey lines you would need to consider a larger spool thus a bigger reel to go with it.
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