Well I’m embarrassed to say I’m a little late to the Meiser party. I picked up one of Bobs 11’7” Highlander 3,4,5wt rods. I got rid of my Sage One 4wt to give one of these a go.
Yesterday was the first day I got to use it. Let me just say, what a treat! Aside from being beautiful it is an amazing casting rod.
I ended up catching several trout swinging soft hackles. At one point I busted off my fly and was just happy casting. My wife ended up txting me asking if I was ever going to come home. I had to think about that for minute.... I eventually went home
Anyway, I’m very happy with this new stick! Now I need to figure out how to get a couple more of Bob’s rods!
And as long as your on the path to a second, talk to Bob and Nick about the conversion version of this- 14'2" six weight with the addition of two sections to the top three of the 11'7. I love it with an arrowhead.
No need to be embarrassed, the important thing is you have now discovered what all the fuss is about concerning these Meiser rods
Nine rods later, I too fall in the category of looking for another Meiser ... in fact I have my eyes set on three more
Thanks Mike for the encouraging words on my new addiction!
I had a Rio 4wt trout Spey kicking around that is 305grns, with a light SA Sonar float leader in 10’ makes it about magic. It’s right at 355grns and will cast soft hackles in 25-30mph winds like a champ!
I’m still going to be looking at other line options as well. This is going to be a great Yakima river trout rod.
Went out today with my Meiser 11724 with the hope of finding the right grain of Skagit head. I cast a OPST 200, OPST 225 & RIO 250 Trout Spey, all with the same OPST 80 gr. 10’ tip. All cast find, but the cannon was the 250, but could have managed with any of the 3. These Meiser’s have a tolerance for wide range of grains.