It seems that everybody and their mom swinging for flies these days is using Spey Rods. With good reason, they can provide an excellent advantage in tight spots and when throwing tips and big flies.
It doesn't seem that long ago when my "go to" set-up was a 9'6 Sage DS2, a floating line, and a black egg sucking leech. It was a deadly combo, especially from the boat while approaching tailouts on the McKenzie or Willamette. Well, I cast my 9'0 Scott E2 and a purple leech on Monday night, and it felt great! I'm on the newly revived bandwagon of catching steelhead on the single hander.