If you infrequently chase Steelhead with a two handed (Spey) rod then you may not totally understand all the talk about Skagit’s, Scandi’s, Shoot Heads, T this & that. Also, different manufacturers put their own labels to the same basic designs their competitors have so the nomenclature becomes further mixed up in your head.
So, I found these three vid’s helpful in explaining the basic concepts of the various lines and the set up. Now pay particular attention as there will be a test! Don’t fault the instructor’s style too much… watch them a few times and take some notes for when you walk into the shop for advice. Don’t be surprised if things have evolved further, but know these basics to evolve from down the river…..
“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be
satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”