The rods that I mentioned have the same grain windows as the rods that you listed Vic ... I should be golden :smokin:I have a FF 45 7/8 & 6/7 also. Either way - on the MKS 13' 6/7 or 13.5 7/8 these lines launch like rockets. Essentially the same tapers with the WA looped at 15 does afford a bit more capacity for sink tips ...
Anyone tried the WA 45 7/8 on this rod? I picked one up from a member of another board on a whim. It's brand new and I don't want to put a loop on it if it's not a good match for this rod.
A FF-70 7/8 and 15' 6/8 Highlander are also just incredible together. The one WA I have is a 7/8 and the tip is just short of 15 feet and 77 grains. I don't go much heavier with tips or flies though. One-hundred grain type 8 DC or SA speytip is as heavy as Ive cast with 13.5 MKS and WA. I'm sure it will go further and beyond with a shorter 45.The rods that I mentioned have the same grain windows as the rods that you listed Vic ... I should be golden :smokin:
I believe the WA-55 has the same tips as the WA-70, which are cut at 15' like you mentioned. I have the WA-70 7/8 for my 16' 6/7/8 Highlander and it is an unbelievable match !!
Good stuff again. You've been on a roll lately w/ informative posts. Thanks for taking the time.on all of Bob's rods (one of the great things about Meisers is the consistency), the NextCasts (also consistent) work out like this:
Bob uses triple designations on most of his rods, like say 6/7/8. Well, except MKS but this still hold s for them too.
For all the rods, two NextCast lines can be used. On this 6/7/8, use a 6/7 for a lighter, crisper feel or a 7/8 for deep loading and biggest distance. But the heavier line will ask a bit more from you as a caster in terms of timing.
Nextcasts and Meisers are a great combination.
Other rods might require a little more attention to grains and casting characteristics, for instance I have a 9/10 LeCie (which is really an American 8) that absolutely screams with a 7/8 FF45. The 6/7 FF45 was totally uninspiring on that rod, even though it was within the keyhole range for the rod.
There's a research thread on Fall Favorites I ran on Speypages when the FFs first came out, it's on the Spey Pages. We swapped lines all around, mailed heads all over the US and Canada, and guys gave feedback on what lines they liked on which rods. Definitely worth reading.
hi mike,I have the 14' 7/8/9 Highlander and wondering if the WA-45 or WA-55 in a 7/8 would be a good match ??
Alternately, I also have a 14' 6/7 MKS and wondering how a WA-55 or FF-55 6/7 would fair on this stick ??