Fenwick’s AETOS rod series features high performing rods at an incredibly affordable price point. In fact, these rods are some of our favorite mid-priced rods on the market. The AETOS Spey continues Fenwick’s tradition of affordable fast action fly rods. The AETOS Spey is lightweight, highly accurate, and features fast recovery speeds and a modern taper. These two-handed rods are great for Steelhead, Salmon, and any other species that can be targeted on the swing.
High Performance Fast Action Blank - The blank of the AETOS Spey is designed for the angler with a fast casting stroke. The fast action build of the rod features reserve power and increased line speeds. The rod blank has a soft tip for quality short distance performance as well as plenty of power at longer distances.
Large Diameter Gunsmoke Stripping Guides - Large diameter gunsmoke stripping guides minimizes unneeded weight and contribute to the functionality of the AETOS Spey. The stripping guides and snake guides are secured with black thread wraps.
Double Foot Gunsmoke Snake Guides - The snake guides on the AETOS Spey are quiet and functional. Snake guides decrease friction and improve line shooting capabilities. Many major rod manufacturers use snake guides because they’re time-proven and industry accepted.
Anodized Aluminum w/Double Downlocking Components - The reel seat of the AETOS Spey is built for purpose. Anodized aluminum is extremely durable and lightweight. The AETOS Spey also includes a double downlocking component to secure larger Spey reels.
Cloth-Covered Rod Tube - The AETOS Spey comes in a black cloth-covered rod tube that protects the rod during travel and time off of the water. The tube features a cloth rod bag to keep the rod properly divided in the tube.
Limited Lifetime Warranty - The AETOS Spey falls under Fenwick’s Limited Lifetime Warranty. As of June 2019, Fenwick will repair or replace any rod that has broken, due to a manufacturer defect, at no charge. Unlike some warranties, Fenwick’s warranty does not cover normal wear and tear, misuse or mistreatment of the rod; however, they will give you a nice discount on a new rod if you do break it accidentally.
Rod Action: Fast
Best for: All Water, Streamers/ Nymphs
Ability Level: Beginner - Expert (learn more)
We highly recommend using a Spey specific line. Our favorite for Skagit applications is: