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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-19-2017, 12:43 PM Thread Starter
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Meiser Highlander Classic 5/6/7 and MOW tips - question

Iíve been thinking of buying a few Rio Skagit MOW for iMOW tips for use with my Meiser Highlander Classic 5/6/7.

The rodís grain window is 400-600, which leads me to believe I can use a 450-grain Rio Skagit Max Short head to drive any 10í T8 and T11 MOW/iMOW tip without much trouble.

What does everybody think? Iíd like to avoid buying expensive gear if itís not going to perform well on my rod.

Thanks in advance for your input!
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I think you have it exactly right. On all my Meisers I find 50-70 gr above the lower number is money for a skagit head - also AT or very slightly above the lower number for a scandi. And you have the right tips in mind as well. So I’d be very confident this will work great - any further refinement would be purely for personal taste.

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Your our thoughts on the 450 Skagit and tips is spot on in my opinion. That 450 Skagit will handle those tips, no issues.
Regarding Skagit head weights for my Meiser rods, I add 75 grains to the lower grain window number for 5/6/7 weight rods and below. I add 100 grains for the heavier weights, 6/7/8 and up. This is my guideline, it keeps the same "feel" for me and my casting stroke is the same as I switch rods.


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Guys, thanks for your input!

What are your thoughts on MOW vs iMOW tips?
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I use MOW and FloTips (which is essentially an IMOW) and I like them both. I find myself using the flo-tips more though on most runs if they arenít shallow because he whole tip goes down but keeps a nice straight line to the fly. On any thing 2í or less then MOW tips all the way

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Thanks, all. I need to buy a few and see which ones work best in my home waters.
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