I've been chucking around a 9/10 spey for about a year now, caught lots of salmon, no steel head yet though. I want to get another lighter rod for Coho this season. I'm thinking of getting 4/5 weight Spey rod. I've looked at all the Switch Rods out there, but i don't get the concept behind them.
From what I've read and understand of Switch Rods you can cast overhand or spey with them but how often do people actually cast them as a single hand rod? And is there really any advantage of having the shorter rod length? From the way I see it if I'm going to be Spey casting 90% or more of the time wouldn't it make more sense to get the longer 12'2 (or longer depending on brand) Spey rod?
I've cast my 14' 9/10 like a single hand without any trouble, whats the advantage of a switch rod?