looking at building a Meiser rod (or 2)
I'm toying around a few ideas for my next build, and I think I've narrowed it down to a Meiser of some sort or other. From reputation it would seem that all of his rods have strong following, and clearly not a bad stick on the lot. Being a bit green still I have a hard time deciphering what a given rod might feel like in hand. For this next build I'm looking to build something less than 12' in probably a 7 or 8wt. I'm particularly interested in a rod that will work well in some smaller stream settings, and would be light in hand while casting and fishing. This would be most likely strictly used with a skagit head and sink tips.
I'm also looking to build something in the 13'-14' 8wt range for winter steelhead. Mostly for use with a short belly spey line (with tips) on the Eel river.
Would anyone care to take a stab at breaking down the particular advantages of the Highlander "Classic" vs "S" vs MKS series rods? I'm planing on a telephone chat with Bob at some point as well pretty soon, but thought I'd get a few opinions from various users out there.