Switch rods are very fashionable at the moment and popular for fishing on smaller rivers and when targeting sea trout and Grilse on bigger rivers in the summer. They are very useful when smaller flies and lighter lines are required to improve presentation. They are called switch because being lightweight they can be cast single handed (like a normal single handed rod) or spey cast using both hands using the built in extension handle. These rods excel in situations where longer two handed salmon rods are simply too big and where long single handed rods are tiresome to use.
The new Shakespeare Oracle Switch Rod features: