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Best Switch Rod
AXIOM II SWITCH
When it comes to accommodating both single- and two-handed (spey) casting, this award-winning 11-foot rod gets it just right. Available in 6-, 7- and 8-weight sizes, it loads well for traditional close-quarters casting, yet still powers out heavy sink-tips and Scandi lines when casting doubled-handed. And since it’s still several feet shorter than a standard spey rod, it’s well suited to medium-sized water or fishing out of a boat.