Been playing around with the 2wt fly rod we picked up on Amazon. Tried an Echo Ion Fly Reel and an Orvis Hydros Fly Reel as well as a WF 2wt fly line and a Rio Trout Max Skagit head for one handed spey casting.
After several field tests with the various components, decided on the following:
MaxCatch 2wt 10′ Nymph Rod: https://amzn.to/3aWdgzs
Orvis Hydros SL1 Fly Reel: https://amzn.to/2P0nG7H
OPST Commando Head – 200 grain: http://amzn.to/2zftMuC
OPST LazarLine: http://amzn.to/2gTrjOU
The 10′ length of the fly rod makes for ease of line control of the Skajit head, the Orvis fly reel’s tighter tolerances keeps the OPST Lazar Line from slipping under the spool, and the 200 grain Rio Trout Max easily casts for distance when the backcast is clobbered!
Even better, able to purchase all components at a discount by keeping an eye out for sales!