Switch rods are very popular with anglers targeting sea trout and grilse on small rivers in the UK & abroad. Anglers are now enjoying the benefit of this rod now many larger rivers are on their summer low.
Shakespeare have two switch rods in their range, both 11ft in length 7/8 and 8/9, which are perfect when presentation is important during summer and flies are smaller.
Called ‘switch’ because being both lightweight and shorter in length they can be cast like a single handed rod or Spey cast using both hands, using the built in extension handle.
James Robbins, Shakespeare say’s “These rods excel in situations where longer two handed salmon rods are simply too big and where long single handed rods are tiresome to use.”
The 6pc configuration makes this the perfect rod for the travelling angler.
Shakespeare have two switch rods in their range, both 11ft. 7/8 and 8/9. RRP = £89
Ideal head length = 33ft.
Ideal head weight = 7/8 = 23-25grm and 8/9 = 25-27grm
- High Modulus Carbon Blank
- AAA quality cork
- Satin Matt blank finish
- Aluminum Reel seat
- Stainless Steel Zirconium insert striper guide
- Stainless Steel single leg guides
- Weight = 162grm
- 6 Piece
- Supplied in Cordura tube
Shakespeare have developed full floating lines to match their switch rods and are great for both spey and overhead casting. RRP = £49