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Switch rod 4/5 weight usefulness?


Any opinions on a Meiser 10'6" switch 4/5 weight?


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Call Bob - he'll send you one to try out.
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Or for a little extra money get the Meiser 10’6 3/4/5, 13’ 3/4/5 trout master conversion rod. There go your limitations.

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Originally Posted by dkdivot28 View Post

Any opinions on a Meiser 10'6" switch 4/5 weight?


First off, I'd call Bob.

That said, I have what used to be called a system II, which was the highlander classic 4 wt switch. It's really sweet with a 300 grain stag it, or a lighter Scandi- I use a 6wt Airflow 40+

I've fished it a bunch in the Yellowstone area, swinging sculpins, and it was really fun on Browns and rainbows up to 20+ inches. While living in western NY, I fished it a few times for steelhead, and find it too light for 8 lb or more fish, really fun for smaller steelhead and Great Lakes smallmouth, which I used it for frequently.

Smooth silky casting Highlander Classic. I think it will be nice for sea run cuts here in the PNW

It will probably take a back seat to my conversion rod though( similar to Bots recommendation above). I have a Meiser 11'6 4 wt that converts to a 14'2 6wt. Dreamy smooth casting in either configuration
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I have a Meiser Highlander Classic 11' 4/5 and love it. I fish the Deschutes regularly with it, swinging soft hackles, sculpins and it's my go to rod for the Salmon fly hatch. And yes, you can nymph like no ones business if you want. The Deschutes 12-20 inch trout are fun on this rod. I also use this rod on the Williamson and have landed 8# rainbows, but you don't have to deal with much current.

I also did the steelhead conversation which is a 13'9" 5/6 and I use it on the Deschutes for steelhead. It's a lovely dry line rod.

If you stick to the script, and what people say you can and can't do with a particular rod you will find limitations. If you go on your own and use your creativity, there are no limitations.

Meiser rods are wonderful fishing tools. Enjoy.
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I have a Highlander S 12'6" 4/5 that is my favorite rod. I have a buddy that tried my rod once and ordered a similar rod from Bob.
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