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Best Fly-Fishing Values – Spey Rods 2020

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This year we released our best fly-fishing values series for Spey rod and Trout Spey rods. Though we have stepped up the game slightly and are only recommending Spey rods that we have used and enjoyed. As we are aware that there are 100s of great rods out there this is our top picks for 2020. Based upon, industry, performance, and value in total. Enjoy the Fly-fishing best bet values Spey rods picks for 2020.

Best Premium Value

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Winston Fly Rods: Air TH

Price: $ 1250

Weights: 5-9

Lengths: 11’6-14’6

Action: Med/Fast

Tube: Yes

Warranty: Winston lifetime warranty

Notes: Winston is not at many dealers so could be difficult to locate one.

Winston Air TH is most likely in this writer’s mind the best Spey rod out there. The Air TH features much the same technology that is in many of Winston’s rods, you know the boron technology which helps with creating a lightweight, responsive fast recovery and extremely powerful yet responsive rod. Also featuring in this rod is, anodized aluminum reel seat with lockdown, hard chrome snake guides all packaged up in sexy Rod tube. Yes, Winston, we know already its that good.  

Best Mid Point Value

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G Loomis Fly Rods: G Loomis NRX Spey

Price: $ 975

Weights: 6-8

Lengths: 11’0 – 13’3

Action: Fast

Tube: Yes

Warranty: G Loomis lifetime warranty  

Notes: None

G Loomis released the NRX Spey rod at the IFTD 2019 and this rod as a huge hit with two-handed anglers instantly. The rod features, Triple AAA cork grips both top and bottom, hard chrome snake guides and titanium striper guides, aluminum reel seat and tone of new technology that allows anglers to cast better loops, yet allowing the rod to recover faster. This lightweight 4-piece rod is a show stopper.

Best Entry Point Value

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Echo Fly Rods: Full Spey

Price: $ 549

Weights: 6-8

Lengths: 13

Action: Med /Fast

Tube: Yes

Warranty: Echo lifetime warranty 

Notes: designed by a great team with lots of experience in casting and two-handed rods.

This rod is the ideal gateway for any beginner or less active angler who only uses the two-hand rod a few times a year. This rod features, a four-piece design, constructed of lightweight graphite and med fast action. Again, great for the beginner. Chrome snake guides and aluminum reel seat all in a sock and tube. Its no wonder why Echo is in so many shops as it provides so much value you get for the rod and they are simply just good and reliable.

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