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    Hi Lads,just had my first spey casting lesson.My instructor said another
    session and I should have a go on a local river.I have an 11'3'' whisker
    and a reel to match,he told me they will do until I want to take it up
    in earnest.So can anyone recommend a cheap spey to start off with.

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    How big is the river?
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    Shakespeare oracle good starter
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    If it's a smallish river, a greys grxi 11ft 6 matched with a Rio ssvt works for me, it even makes me look like a half decent caster which is saying something

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    Keep an eye on here and ebay. I think you are always best buying a second hand set up for starting out. It's a lot cheaper and if you decide its' not for you the value reamins pretty much the same for selling on.

    The Shakespeare Oracle range would be what I woud be looking out for too if i were in your shoes.

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    I be trying the finn and the mourne at sionmills.I don,'t want to buy
    another rod,just a line that would suit my present set-up.Thanks

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    The Whisker is a heavy sea trout/summer salmon rod. It's got a trout line rating as well. I recently asked Mike at AM Angling to match it with a shooting head. He recommended something in an around the 18gram weight.

    As for not buying a new out fit, It will be okay on the upper Finn and should do the Mourne in lower water but You'll need something with a bit more length and power for the Mourne in anything above that. 12ft 6 to 13ft 6 will cover you then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by andyangler View Post
    Hi Lads,just had my first spey casting lesson.My instructor said another
    session and I should have a go on a local river.I have an 11'3'' whisker
    and a reel to match,he told me they will do until I want to take it up
    in earnest.So can anyone recommend a cheap spey to start off with.
    didnt your instructor give advice on line weights and profiles?
    Id rather have something I don't need than need something I haven't got!!

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