I was able to try out a 9 weight, 14 foot, Sage Euro Spey. My word, the rod is super nice, but it just reinforces the fact that I cannot fish for atlantic salmon, the king of all game fish, more than once per year...if that. My acceptance of this great travesty has lead me down a new path: I am going to swing flies for catfish.
Does anyone have any patterns they like to swing for catfish? I have a few flies that seem promising, but I think I may need to add jungle cock eyes for them to be effective.