The two-hand angler's toolkit is evolving. Efficient and versatile, modern short-format head systems are a popular and practical solution for many common casting and presentation issues. Recognizing this, Tom Larimer and Steve Rajeff joined forces to create a collection of true spey actions carefully crafted to meet the performance characteristics of this new breed of fly lines.
All five models share an 11'11" length, perfect for executing short swings and managing low overhead canopies. With progressive flex patterns, medium-fast actions, and pumped power levels, IMX-PRO ShortSpeys jack casts like your favorite long rod.
ConduitCORE technology and Multi-Taper design enhance positive feel, and provide ultimate balance from the tip to lower grip.
Airflo Skagit Scout 270 Grain on the #3 was PERFECT. We cast 10' sink tips with it and even this light rod handled them very well. The OPST Commando system is a bit short for an 11'11" rod in our opinion (unless you use 12-15' sink tips or longer leaders).
The Skagit Scout works well for most trout spey rods, especially 11'6" and longer.