A spliced rod is usually not a long distance rod! Its strengths lie in the gentle presentation in the medium and close range. Therefore a spliced rod is predestined for dry fly fishing and can show its strengths. It is therefore not advisable to compare a spliced rod on the casting field with a modern carbon fiber rod. A comparison on the water is much more honest and purposeful, because after all we want to go fishing with the rod and that’s what spliced rods are built for.

But what are the differences between a carbon fiber rod and a spun rod? The first thing we notice is the somewhat higher weight of the spun rods. Secondly, the slower recovery of the spun rods. Everyone notices these two characteristics immediately, and some people already think they can pass judgment on the spun rods. But he who knows from experience that every (superficial) advantage must be “bought” with a disadvantage! The weight of a split die in particular is the decisive advantage that less force has to be used. This cumulates with the slower recovery of the spinning brushes, which leads to less hectic casting. Both are significant advantages on the stream! Shy trout react sensitively to hectic movements and also fast movements are no recipe for success on the stream! When catching trout, the spliced line has the advantage “material-wise”. And now we are directly at the next strength of the spliced fish, namely the drilling capacity! This is where the advantages of the longitudinal fibers in the bamboo really come into play and even the most capital trout quickly tires in this “bungee jumping rope”.
For these reasons, it is not surprising that many experienced dry fly fishermen do not want to do without the Gespliesste in the stream.

Modern spliced flies do not require any special care. However, they should be stored in a cool, dry place, preferably hanging in a case or on a tip ring.