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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-11-2020, 02:45 PM Thread Starter
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WTB Meiser MKX 14' #7

[Long shot, I know....... Worth a chance. Thank you, Scott.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-11-2020, 03:01 PM
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Bob offers two rods in the MKX series that are classified with the "7" designation :

S2H14067MKX-4 >> grain window 450/700

S2H14078MKX-4 >> grain window 500/800

Or does it matter ??


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Mike may have a different experience, but on Meiser rods I feel like it is the LAST number that is closest in rating to a middle-of-the-road Spey rod of that weight. So for example a 7/8 MKS the skagit weight sweet spot is arguably around 550-570 gr. The big grain windows can be confusing at first, but another way to look at them is that the scandi weight you will probably find about right is from the lower number to maybe 20 gr up. Those digits are more more typical of your average 8wt Spey rod than most 7wts.

The canonical form of these ratings is 3 numbers (e.g. “6/7/8”) are used for Highlander Classics, and 2 numbers for the MKS rods. They use the difference to designate which style in the number so for example a 140678 is a 14’ “8wt” Highlander, and a 14078 is a MKS, and so there is an argument that the form of these designations is as much a tradition as any kind of attempt to state something important about the rods. Case in point, the MKS/MKX has the LARGER grain window, but has fewer numbers than the Highlander.

Of course we can get into the nth degree of tastes and styles, especially as relates to these rods, but you probably are looking for a 14067 MKS/MKX rather than the 78 but of course if you know yourself really well you can certainly modify anything I just said. Also finding one of these that someone is actually willing to give up may end if being just as much of a determining factor.

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Thank you very much for your input Mike and Botsari! It is really something special to be able to present a topic and to discuss details of the subject among people who have passion and experience. That said, I am looking more for the lighter grain window, 450/700 (6/7 wt). I learn soooo much from everyone here. Thanks for you input! best regards, Scott.
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This is entirely superfluous, but maybe it will inspire you in your search. It’s pretty close. This is a 13056 MKX blank I had Steve Godshall build to specs a few years ago. The wood was some crazy stuff I found on eBay. Anyway, this one is not for sale. To paraphrase Steve Martin, “They say you can’t take it with you ... well I’m taking it with me!”

The unsanded “X” graphite has a really interesting texture, almost a snake skin feel from rolling the rod - form following function without embellishment.
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This is entirely superfluous, but maybe it will inspire you in your search. It’s pretty close. This is a 13056 MKX blank I had Steve Godshall build to specs a few years ago. The wood was some crazy stuff I found on eBay. Anyway, this one is not for sale. To paraphrase Steve Martin, “They say you can’t take it with you ... well I’m taking it with me!”

The unsanded “X” graphite has a really interesting texture, almost a snake skin feel from rolling the rod - form following function without embellishment.
Agreeing with Botsari on this, as an owner of a MKX 14 6/7 I cant imagine ever selling it. Good luck finding a used one, you will not regret buying a new one if it comes to that.

If I could only keep one rod, this would be the one.
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Hi
Not the same (and not for sale) but close..MKX 13.6 6/7
Quite sure the 14 #7 will serve you well as HART states.
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Not for sale

This is my 14ft 6/7 MKS



It's the Gen III graphite cloth, just prior to the MKX cloth. She is light in hand.
Lower handle is burled maple, reel seat is spalted maple dyed orange/red. Wraps are metallic orange, gold and copper with a touch of red.
Like all my rods, they are themed and modeled after my favorite fly patterns. This one is Bob's rendition of my variation of a Polar Shrimp.
I allow Bob and his team to create the build and use their artistry. For me, it doesn't get more personal than that.

Good luck in your search, not many willing to give up such a honey stick


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This poor guy just wants to buy a rod and everyone comes in taunting him with pics of theirs. Brutal.
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I think you should just buy my 14' EVE and call it a day
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What do you mean you release the fish after you catch it? Like, release it into your cooler right ?!?!
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This poor guy just wants to buy a rod and everyone comes in taunting him with pics of theirs. Brutal.
I was thinking just that - one more picture of a perfect rod close to what he wants that he CAN’T buy and it could officially be classified as trolling.
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