I have been looking high and low for a good, under $500 6wt spey rod. Most people pointed me to the CND 1306 or the Meiser 1356. Red Shed was great enough to mail me the CND for my trip to the Grande Ronde (awesome fishing) but me and the CND did not hit it off. I had it in my head that I was going to get a blank from Meiser, I just don't think there is a better buy (at least I couldn't find one). But, at the last minute I found a used Meiser 1356. What a find! It is beautiful! I casted it before I bought it with a SA short 6/7 wt line. My question here is before I buy a line what other lines should I look at? Thanks for any input.