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Bob S, (nickname Bubba) has a T&T 8wt 12 ft rod that is good for both purposes. In fact, I think he has it up for sale...

It's in our For Sale By Owner section. If you live in the Seattle area you might check it out. Bob is one heck of a caster and can definitely demonstrate it's merits.

Also, if you tuck the two-handed handle under an arm like the striper guys do, the rest of the rod feels like a 9.5 footer - easy to strip with. Good weight for all around fishing too - 8wt. I fish a 12fter in the salt occasionally and it's no problem.

I fish a 7wt 13.5 ft Spey in smaller rivers for steelhead and mostly single-handers in the salt, but a two-hander has it's advantages in surf fishing for sure.

Other options include the new European rods from Sage, 6wt up. These are fast overhand tapers and not ideal for Spey casting but in small rivers with DT lines or heads they should be workable. These would be a compromise in favor of overhand and saltchuck.

Going with a traditional Spey action would compromise in favor of the river.

I'll defer to Blacksalmon, Kush, Skookum, DoubleSpey, Sinktip, etc, etc...
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