I have 3 main two handers for fishing in the GL area. I have an 11'3" 7wt for the smaller to medium size rivers where a full blown spey rod simply wont work. I have a 13' 6wt that I love and is my primary go to rod under most conditions. I also have a 13'6" Meiser MKS that I recently picked up to replace another rod. This is the rod I will use when fishing in the winter or on larger rivers, throwing monster flies or fishing in the wind. When you need that extra little umph! Most of my lines are skagit lines or WC's since my primary casting style is skagit casting. The only time I go to a non short belly line is in the winter when ice is an issue. Then I will go to a mid spey style line so that I dont have to shoot line and strip it back in as much. Keeps the fingers warm and allows me to fish longer!
Yes, two-handers. I am beginning not to like long single-handed rods much, and will stick with 9 to 9 1/2 footers.
Bob Meiser was kind enough to call me back recently. After our conversation, I don't want the rod I thought I did but two of his, neither are which he recommended or were my first choices. They are the Highland 13' 7/8 and MKS 13'6" 8/9. So much for easy decisions.
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