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I'm in the market for a new stick. Looking for something to toss hamster sized flies on heavy tips (T-14, T-20) to get them DOWN. The short list in my head is down to Meisers 13ft6in8/9 MKS, or the Loomis kispiox 13ft9in8/9. I'm fishing a 13ft8wt now, and feel like a bit longer would be good, but don't know that I want to go much longer using an ultra shorthead line. Plan on casting all of them at the Mo clave in April, but figured with all of the opinions on here, it would be worth asking for some input.
 

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I'm also looking for a rod for winter fishing. I'm really interested in trying the MKS at the clave and I want to have another go with a couple of the CND sticks. I was blown away last year with the power that such a light rod could possess. I know it was one of the Specialist series but not sure which model. Oh, well that just means I'll have to try them all. There was a thread about these rods a while back and it seemed that they were a very versatile rod and would handle many line combinations.
 

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peter-s-c said:
Tried the Kispiox 13'9" - 8/9 and the Kispiox 14' - 9/10 -- take the latter.

Peter,

Thats got to be the shortest response I have ever seen from you :) . I had thought about that, but a 9/10 just seems like overkill on Lake MI steelhead. Is that thing going to make enough difference pitching the big flies and tips?
 

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the translation is=peter S-C,has a big cannon that he's having fun with,i love the 13 foot rods myself since they do fish better `in hand' and of course with less leverage on your wrists who wouldn't agree,but you stated `hamsters',down deep,and something about winter fish??????now wouldn't one of bob mieser's bigger sticks fit the bill better?,you said `a bit longer',and you already have a thirteen,but i'm up late tonight and,,well,,, a thirteen versus a thirteen 6,,, :confused:
 

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Go with the Meis. Just cast them last week with him on the Rogue. I am getting a Home Equity loan my house, I want the series. :chuckle:

I also tossed his new 16 ft MKS. I love her and I am not a long stick man.
 

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meiser!?

who's that?,,he's been a ghost around the local board here,i thought he was still of fishing for striper's at the coast under the `ruse' =on vacation with the wife!,hahaha,,,he gets around!
 

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Consider the CND SS 1449

Jamey, my CND Steelhead Specialist at 14'4" 8/9/10 has excellent balance of power and length and will handle a wide range of line weights as well as lengths. It is not overkill on our midwest fish, but will let you fish the way you want effectively.

I use it the way you're considering with various length T-14 Skagit style tips on a cut-back WC 11/12/13 belly. With that line I've run anywhere from 6-24' tips of T-14 (the Skagit tips are 16' based with floating line to add length and mass to get to 735 gr. base weight, but the 18-24' tips are straight T-14 and go on the base).

I also fish it with shooting heads, MidSpey and XLT, and it handles the length range great.

As we don't live but a long cast apart, drop me an email and let's wash a fly. Yes, I got your email the other day and haven't replied yet, so you know my email address is good.

Part of what's so good about the Steelhead Specialist is its wide line range. You can amp it with both light and heavy lines as you wish and it breathes fire with both. This lets you match the line to the size hamster you're flinging, and the rod doesn't get overloaded being the good progressive stick that it is (thank you Nobuo-san!).

I got my rod from Mike at the Red Shed, and highly recommend him, as he sent it to Michigan for me to test before buying it. Doesn't get any better than that. Guess I oughta call the Red Shed my West MI spey shop. :lildevl:

I won't be at the clave this weekend.

Carl
 
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