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WTB: Meiser 16' MKS spey rod

I don't know if there are made any Meiser MKS 16' rods.

If someone have one and want to sell please give me a pm with all the details.

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No MKS in 16' length. You may get Meis to custom make one for you. That would be a beast of a rod. Would like to test cast one.
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No MKS in 16' length. You may get Meis to custom make one for you. That would be a beast of a rod. Would like to test cast one.
Well I have no idea how many were built, but I have #1. A Master Work by Bob and I 'almost' had to bounce him off a wall to get my (ownership) hands on that rod. This/these are one serious bits of work; think King Salmon and 120-140 feet of line in the air.

But back on the Gentleman's point: Far more rod than I can cast at this point so it may be of interest. And yes, I've shipped to Europe on many occasions; actually two packets out via USPS at the moment.

I'll PM the fellow to see if "#1" is of interest.

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Fred,
It's an MKS and not a Highlander?
If so, Wow, I did not know such a thing was ever made.
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It's an MKS and not a Highlander?
If so, Wow, I did not know such a thing was ever made.
GB I have no idea if this rod was the first of a 'serious.' But this was Bob's 'show rod' and one hell of a 'stick.' PM sent to the fellow and I'm well versed in shipping to the UK/Europe so that bits no big deal.

Actually do it so often the Postal Folks in our small office just 'roll their eyes' and "Where's this one going Mr. Evans?" The good thing is there has never been a 'miss' with the US Postal Service and that on the other end.

When the 'Posties' know you by name ..... let's not go there.

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Fred,

Couldn't tell if you answered his question or not.

Is you rod a MKS series or a Highlander series?

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Fred,

Couldn't tell if you answered his question or not.

Is you rod a MKS series or a Highlander series?

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Simply put, I have no idea. PM and ask Bob as this was a "#1." Of which, if any, I have no idea.

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Fred,

Does it have a model number on it?

Perhaps Bob will weigh in.

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Hi Fred,

Thanks for the answer

PM sent to you!

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Well I have no idea how many were built, but I have #1. A Master Work by Bob and I 'almost' had to bounce him off a wall to get my (ownership) hands on that rod. This/these are one serious bits of work; think King Salmon and 120-140 feet of line in the air.

But back on the Gentleman's point: Far more rod than I can cast at this point so it may be of interest. And yes, I've shipped to Europe on many occasions; actually two packets out via USPS at the moment.

I'll PM the fellow to see if "#1" is of interest.

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Fred,

Does it have a model number on it?

Perhaps Bob will weigh in.

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S2H16789

The letters are probably the clue but I don't know what they represent. Was using a Carron 8-9 line on the thing and a 'blast to cast.'

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Hi Fred,

Thanks for the answer

PM sent to you!
Interesting build as the majority of the rod is five pieces with a very short (12 inches?) butt section. Whole thing will break down/pack into a pretty small package for travel.




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S2H16789

We will need Bob for an ID. My guess is the rod predates the MKS or S series and is a Highlander Classic but only Bob would know for sure.

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S2H16789

We will need Bob for an ID. My guess is the rod predates the MKS or S series and is a Highlander Classic but only Bob would know for sure.
I'm really looking forward to Bob chiming in with a 'This was that.' What ever it is/was it's #1.




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Interesting thread ... Brings back lots of old memories.

Fred,

If memory still serves me ... The rod you are speaking of was built on a prototype blank in pre-design (around 2004/ 2005) for the 15'0" and 16’0” Highlander Classic series of 6/7/8 and 7/8/9 weights.

I do also believe that it is probably not actually a 6 pc rod, but a +- 16’0” “component rod” assembled from various sections to attempt a targeted action.

The rod did cast extremely well, and later became the benchmark for all following 6/7/8/9 weight 15’0” and 16’0” Highlander Classics.

You and Leroy Teeple did both cast this rod on the Deschutes, and I do remember that you were very impressed with how well Leroy could cast this rod.

... I have always been very impressed by how extremely well Leroy can cast any rod ... };^) ... !!!

Pure poetry, with a unique form that can be easily spotted as only "Leroy's" from 200 yards away.

As a side note:

We do now have 16’0’ MKS rods in 3 powers: 8/9, 9/10 and 10/11 weights.

Very serious sticks.

Thanks <> Bob Meiser

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Many thanks Bob!

I'd forgotten LeRoy had also cast the rod, and you're right, he was a Master with that stick in his hand. He had zero problem stripping out all 120 feet of line and launching same across the Deschutes. Beyond my 'pay grade.'

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