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Hi Guys:
I might have already exhausted replies to this question in a previous thread, but have any of you cast the newer 5-piece Meiser speys, specifically the 12 1/2 foot models -- I think there's a 6/7, a 7/8, and a 5/6? I'm thinking of trying to get the 7/8 model as a pack rod, dry line rod with some lighter tip work. Any insights? Line recommendations? Thanks, Keith
 

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What??

are you going to use it for. If it is for trout, then the 5/6 is the obvious answer.
 

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I own the Meiser 12 1/2 foot 4/5/6. Over the last couple of years I've bought and sold probably a dozen rods and tried at least as many more in search of the holy grail of spey rods. This rod is one of the four that I kept. 'Bout the best reccomendation I can give for it.

Best trout spey rod I ever cast, period.
 

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Another vote along with the MooseMeisters; the 4-5-6 of the Bobster's is a total hoot lined with the light WC line. That said, you can also cast this rod well with almost any single hander WF line.
 

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hey Keith

I know this was mentioned on a previous thread,

Give Bob a call. 541.770.9522.

Tell him what YOU want a rod to do and what YOU want to fish for.

Bob is a database full of diverse fishing knowledge. I am confident he will set you up with what YOU need.

I know you will be more knowledgeable after a talk with Bob.

Gary
 

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Hi Keith,

If you wish <> I can send you a field trial rod/rods, along with a few correctly balanced lines to best meet your intended fishing applications.

...I'll have them available to send out to you for a try after my Clave season winds down in mid-May.

Hands-on is really the best way to evaluate any rod.

Please feel free to leave a message with the shop to discuss your intended applications for the rod:

Gamefish you'll wish to pursue, waters you will fish, flies you'll wish to use, angling techniques you'll wish to apply, a bit of your fly fishing history etc ... etc.

These are all issues that are best addressed with a phone chat <> As they do all become part of the formula as an aide to me, in helping you to select the most effective rod/rods and lines to send as field trial tools.

... And to best match your angling enviornment.

Thanks....Meiz
 

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Moose, what lines do you use with the Meise 4/5/6?

Moose, what lines do you use with the Meise 4/5/6?

Thanks!
 

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Bob, a couple of questions re the Meise 4/5/6?

!. What is the grain window?

2. What lines do you recommend for this rod?

3. Will you have one of these rods with a matched line at Spey O Rama? If so, maybe I can get my friend down to talk to you and see if it fits.
 

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Gramps, the hands down best line is an airflo delta single hand 8/9. Also the Hardy mach 1 plus 8/9 is excellent, as is the Beulah long belly 5/6. For tips I have a 6/7 midspey cut back and looped, will throw airflo extra fast sinking salmon poly leaders.

Jim
 

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Keith,
Definately give Bob a call. His work and commitment to the sport are second to none. If I had started with a phone call to Bob and spent the money and waited I'd have started on the right foot. He stands behind his products and his workmanship is beautiful.

Buying a Meiser is money well spent.

Chris
 

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Hi Dave,

Yep I'll bring this rod...

Moose pretty much nailed it.

I kinda think the ultimate dry line is the Carron Jetstream 340 grain Trout line <> Unbelievable on this rod.

The Airflow Freshwater Delta for 8/9 and the Beulah 8 wt ... Both with Poly tips are really sweet, and perhaps a bit more versitile in actual fishing conditions then the Carron...But the Carron is so fun to cast....};^)...!!

Most do like really the WC body only of the 7/8/9 with tips as a Skagity style short belly shooting head....Very vesitile fishing line.

I'll also be bringing a few other new rods:

New MKS Rods:

12'6" 6/7 4 pc
12'6" 7/8 4 pc
12'6" 8/9 4 pc
14'0" 9/10 4pc

New Highlanders:

12'6" 3/4/5 4 pc
12'6" 6/7 4 pc
12'6" 7/8 4 pc
12'6' 8/9 4 pc
13'0" XF 8/9 4 pc
14'0" 6/7 4 pc
14'0" 7/8 4 pc
14'0' XF 9/10 4 pc
13'6" 8/9 4 pc
15'0" 7/8 4 pc
15'0" 8/9 4 pc
15'0" 9/10 4 pc
16'0" 8/9 6 pc (new taper)
16'0" 10/11/12 6 pc

Meiz
 

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Thanks Moose.

Moose said:
Gramps, the hands down best line is an airflo delta single hand 8/9. Also the Hardy mach 1 plus 8/9 is excellent, as is the Beulah long belly 5/6. For tips I have a 6/7 midspey cut back and looped, will throw airflo extra fast sinking salmon poly leaders.

Jim
Thanks for the info.
 

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Thanks Bob

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Hi Dave,

Yep I'll bring this rod...

Moose pretty much nailed it.

I kinda think the ultimate dry line is the Carron Jetstream 340 grain Trout line <> Unbelievable on this rod.

The Airflow Freshwater Delta for 8/9 and the Beulah 8 wt ... Both with Poly tips are really sweet, and perhaps a bit more versitile in actual fishing conditions then the Carron...But the Carron is so fun to cast....};^)...!!

Most do like really the WC body only of the 7/8/9 with tips as a Skagity style short belly shooting head....Very vesitile fishing line.

I'll also be bringing a few other new rods:

New MKS Rods:

12'6" 6/7 4 pc
12'6" 7/8 4 pc
12'6" 8/9 4 pc
14'0" 9/10 4pc

New Highlanders:

12'6" 3/4/5 4 pc
12'6" 6/7 4 pc
12'6" 7/8 4 pc
12'6' 8/9 4 pc
13'0" XF 8/9 4 pc
14'0" 6/7 4 pc
14'0" 7/8 4 pc
14'0' XF 9/10 4 pc
13'6" 8/9 4 pc
15'0" 7/8 4 pc
15'0" 8/9 4 pc
15'0" 9/10 4 pc
16'0" 8/9 6 pc (new taper)
16'0" 10/11/12 6 pc

Meiz
Thanks. I will probably be down on Friday at the Speyorama, and hopefully my friend will be with me. The Meiser 12 1/2 foot 4/5/6 rod sounds like a good rod for my friend for the trout/shad/half pounders and other smaller critters down here. The Carron Jetstream 340 grain Trout line sounds like a good match. I will try to remember to bring my Rio OB 8 weight floater to try. This OB's head weight is 330 grains.

PS: Bob you have more new rods than the major players do.
 
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