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River Run Anglers is proud to announce a of R.B Meiser Fly Rods located in Medford, OR.

The Mieser man will be coming to town for the day bringing a quiver of Speyrods. And, yes, some

Switch rods! The Highlight of the day will be debut of the MKS series of

rods. MKS stands for Mike Kinney Special (Mike Kinney is a name that

synonymous with Speyrods and Guides of the Northwest). The collaboration of

Mike and others has produced a very good casting rod for the Northwest-style

of casting. Robert will be soliciting public input on these rods and some

Hours from 9:00 AM until we are done
 

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What A Day

Bob, Mike, Brian, Todd and Aaron have developed a series of rods that are exceptional. The only problem is deciding which rod to get first.

So many rods, so little money.

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It was definitely a great day, new rods, coffee, donuts and some faces to handles on this board. Awesome job Aaron, Bob, Mike and Todd.

The rods, without the need to even attempt to say so, blew every rod I have cast from any rod company out of the water. I am still trying to figure out which one I want (all of them of course!) but one at a time.

The one particular rod that I found very nice to cast was the 16'er. Wonderfully crafted adn easy on the back unlike some other 16'ers. However, the MKS 13'6" was, as I wipe tears from eyes, the cats meow, so to speak. Wonderfully easy to cast and really cranked out line with just a flick of a forward cast using the standard delta (8/9 I believe.) The best rod I have ever had cast!

The casting by Mike Kinney, Todd Scharff and Brian "Newf" (sorry dude I don't know your last name) demonstrated the many different casting strokes that people use, to great effectiveness! Todd's work with the 10 1/2 foot rod and scandinavian head/short head setups was incredible. I likes the scandinavian setup, however, the shorter setup he had was a little difficult to get used to using a VERY compact cast. Todd, Brianand Mike, good on ya brothers!



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Nov 13, 2004 - A Day on the River with Bob Meiser and Mike Kinney

Dateline November 13, 2004

What a glorious day in the Pacific Northwest! The glistening red, gold and rust leaves floated gently down around the Tolt River. Against this backdrop, fifty men experimented with the newest Meiser rods under the watchful eyes of their creators. Bob Meiser and Mike Kinney were please to see the newest Meiser spey rods the Mike Kinney Specials, a northwest casting style rod, in the hands of international guests. The MKS Series rods were an outstanding success.

The 13'6" was tested by novice and expert casters with the same result; most everyone who cast it enjoyed it. The lines that were tested were custom heads, short, mid an long belly lines with weights from 490 grains to 880 grains making this a most versitale spey rod. (The 7/8 XLT was the test line.)

It has been an extreme pleasure to be associated with and help with the development of this rod series. It is my hope that Mr. Meisier continues with his endeavours in the future. Refreshments were provided at the river by Jehovah-Rophe Academy. The critique was held at River Run Anglers with smoked salmon and single malt hors d'oeuvres.

Many Thanks to all who attended.

I have one simple request to drop both me and Bob Mieser a E-mail [email protected] and let us know what you thought.

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A great day on the river!!! I have always been a big fan of mieser rods, seeing that many in one place I knew I was in for a long day because I just had to cast them all :biggrin: Very impressed with the MK series Bob really went the extra mile on these rods and it payed off big time they flat out do everything well from heads to long lines. Watching Mike cast the new rods was a highlight for me I can tell he is very happy with them as he should be. Casted the first 16ft rod that I really liked, light, powerfull and still had soul. Watching leroy Teeple cast was a true pleasure very smooth casting stroke. Also a special thanks to Sue and the girls for the hot coffee and the great food at the end of the day. What more could a guy ask for!! :smokin:
 

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Bob's 15' 3 piece 9/10/11 really rocked my world. It handled the 11/12/13 WC on the Spey cast like a champ. Then I started throwing overhead. First time ever to 140 feet with little or no effort. Going to build a head for it and really run it through its overhead paces. I already know this will be my new overhead rod off the beach in the salt.
 

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The 13'6" MKS rules just like its namesake. This is going to be my next purchase
for sure. What a stick!!! Good job Bob & Mike. Thanks Aaron for everything.
Watching Todd cast the switchers was great. Harder than it looked.
Brian it is always a pleasure to watch you cast. What a good day.
 

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It was great to see John, Todd, Dave, Dean, Kevin, Rich, John, and the others who I forgot to get the names of.

Todd,

You toss a nice long belly line even if it was your first time with them.
Matt,

Meiz,

As always, it was a pleasure to spend time with you and talk to you about the rods. That 15' 3-piece is very nice and nearly effortless to cast, and it works well with everything from short lines to the long bellies. The 13'6" MKS is also a very nice shorter stick, which some others have commented on. That experimental 6/7 steelhead/salmon 13' rod you had along was a pleasant surprise.


Brian and Vinnie,

You guys are well on the way to being converted to the longer rods! Just think how good that 16'er is going to be after the adjustments to it are made.

As usual, it was good to visit with and cast along with Brian, Aaron, and Leroy.

Aaron,

As usual, the time spent visiting with you was well spent. You, Mike, and Brian helped Bob create a great rod in the MKS 13'6" The smoked salmon and peat water was the perfect end for the day.
 

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I definately want to go to more of these. When's the next one? My cast improved significantly with advice from many of the people there (especially Mike). I already have a couple of Meisers and will probably go broke getting more. I only wish I could have stayed over and fished the next day. Maybe next time. Thanks Bob, for lending me the 10/11/12 switcher. I'll make sure it gets bent.

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All you guys....

It was a hoot...};^)...!!!

It seemed like I got there and 10 minutes later it was time to pack up the rods and head back to Aaron's shop....Time flies when your having fun.

Did get to stay with Mike at his home and spent three full days on the river.

I can't even begin to tell ya how much I learned in those three days with Mike's instruction.

Always had his voice in the back of my mind, and the fishing logic in many aspects of his system really started to sink in.

I think though that it would take a life time to gather it all, and that's exactly what Mike does have: A life time of fishing.

Glad to be part of just a little of it.

Especially great day with he and his son Ben on Tuesday.

There is no doubt that I am a better angler because of it.

Also very glad Todd could make it from BC, always good to see ya Bro.....Brian S, Russ, Leroy, Old Rich, Dave V, on and on.

.....And Vinnie next time you gotta intro yourself !!!

Can't wait to see Dave's photo's.

Good on you guys, and thanks for a great time.

Meiz
 

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Eat your hearts you Guys .. Miez' and his beer Brats's

will be with the local folks this Saturday at Tou Velle Park.

Eat, cast, and be Merry!!!!

:lildevl:


Darn! Besides rod designing/building Bobbie is THE KING of The Beach Barbie!!! EAT YOUR HEARTS OUT ... we will .. snigger, snigger. :smokin: And no, I won't give you the web connect to our local board that has the complete menu ... :eek:
 

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Aaron is too modest to post this...so I will. Here are the masters from R.B. Meiser Day.
 

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Local fly board get-together today .. and he's still ..

"bubbling.:

("I can't even begin to tell ya how much I learned in those three days with Mike's instruction.")

But, then that's Bob .. the oldest kid I know. :hihi: Worst part is he get to do EXACTLY what he wants to do for a livelihood (short of my retirement). Bobbie 'jabbered on' for hours (think eye-balls about twice as big as should be) about how much fun/learning he did up with Aaron's group. After listening to his description of Mike's casting style I can understand why he named this series of rods after the 'cast master.'

Understand 70'ish folks for the do! Very cool.
 
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