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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-29-2013, 01:56 PM Thread Starter
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Reel for Meiser 11' 7" 6/7/8 rod?

I was lucky enough to make a trade for this rod from a fellow board member today. I am anxiously awaiting its arrival. This will be my first meiser. I currently have all Abel and Tibor reels for my other spey and switch rods. I was just wondering if anybody had any reccomendations on a reel for this rod? Any help is much appreciated. Thanks
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U like using reels on the heavier or light side for your rods, what kind of head do u like to throw?
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Most importantly, what's ur price range?
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I would think a little heavier would be good for a stick like this. It's coming with a custom scandi and skagit head. Don't really know the grain wt. I would like to look for something under about $500 if I could.
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You really lucked out trading for that rod. I have the same one and hands down it's my best stick. I fish it with a Hardy Salmon #1. It balances perfectly. I use a 460 skagit (custom made by Steve) a scandi and a new intermediate scandi I ordered (460ish grains).
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11"7"....

11'7" Meiser:

A Hardy Taupo balances this rod beautifully on the cast and the swing. It will handle from a 20'-21-' skagit/tips to a 29'-30' skandi in multiple densities or w/polys all the way up to a 50'ish short belly spey line (floater) with this rod. Had 'em all over the past few years from Steve G.'s bench. Very versatile stick that will grow with your casting skills....

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PS: I should note that I am talking about a 5/6/7-400-600grn window rod...

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Abel #3

I use that on my Meiser 11'7" 5/6/7. It should fit well on the larger brother.

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I second the Taupo; balances nicely and works great!

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I have a Lamson LP5 on mine. Could probably use a 4 on it but thats what I had available to use when I got it. Allows for plenty of backing...
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The Abel switch with the solid winding plate is a sweet reel for that rod check them out great reel for the money
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Just bought the Abel switch with the solid face a week ago from another forum member for another rod but I guess I will reassign it to the incoming meiser. Thanks all for the help.
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Check out any of the Lamsons they're all nice and reasonable. Hardy has the Bougle and Marquis in ur price range. Speyco makes a bunch of reels between $400-$500 that are bulletproof and will balance out any rod if u like classic style. Those are some of the reels I have and there are lots of other good reels out there for $500 or less! Just make sure u at least hold the reel or put it on ur rod b4 u decide to buy it online. It's tough, everyone has different needs and casting styles with Spey fishing
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