We’ll we are too and that’s why we’d like you to take a hard look at the Diesel 7110-4 Switch Rod by the folks over at Red Truck Fly Fishing Co.
Switch Rods are great allowing you to stick with what you already know about casting a single hand rods by giving you a bit more reach and line control. By putting on a line weight 2-3 sizes heavier (9/10 weight) you can nymph for steelhead all day long or swing smaller traditional patterns with a longer leader.
If you’re ready to get into the spey game, we recommend our Leland BC Running Line matched with our 450 Skagit Head finished out with a tip from the Airflo Flo Kit Selection. This will allow you to practice your single spey and fish bigger bugs down deep to where a majority of steelhead hold.
The Rod: Though the switch rod is a relative newcomer in the fly fishing market, it’s made a lasting impact on the world of steelhead fishing. Designed to act as both a single-hand and double-hand fly rod, most of today’s switch rods are best described as a compact two-handed fly rod and they offer a smart solution for any angler wanting to join the two-handed revolution. The Red Truck Diesel 7110-4 Switch Rod is indeed a hybrid of both single and double-handed, but it makes no compromises on either front and provides exceptional performance across the board. Whether you’re indicator fishing, swinging deep, or fishing near the surface, the Red Truck Diesel 7110-4 Switch Rod is a perfect solution. With extra length for big mends and and power for big fish, yet compact enough for effortless single-hand casts, this is the workhorse of the Red Truck lineup.
Additionally, the Diesel 7110-4 comes with the hallmark ingenuity that sets Red Truck apart. Sanded, precision-fit ferrels provide a secure fit that stands up to the torsional stresses of swing fishing and spey casts. The switch grip is made from the highest grade cork, designed for ergonomics as well as enhanced feel. And the rod cap comes equipped with a bottle opener for post-chrome refreshment.