Do many people have experience with these, and like them? I own the 7wt guide series, and love it, and I was thinking about building a 5/6 or 7/8 switch to get into spey. I know that its easier to learn on a real spey, but I just dont see myself getting any use out of a 13' rod here in SE. The 7/8 looks like a great rod to swing big flies to silvers and chums, but the 5/6 would be great for when I go to the kenai or for swinging sculpins to dollies around here. I could just go with the 6/7, but Im worried as to whether it would have the backbone for landing big silvers in brushy SE streams.
Also, I know a heavy reel is needed for most switch rods, but is a Lamson Konic 3.5 heavy enough? I really dont want to spend too much on this, and a new reel would likely put me way over the top.
Thanks for any help.