Discussion in 'Spey Clave' started by bilnik, Apr 16, 2008.
Here's a quote from Speypages, I stand corrected on the MKS taper assertion: Meiser told me it was Highlander! Duh, how do I look with egg on my face? It's the mid sized DeerCreeks that are MKS tapers. What I said about it still goes though-the 5/6 loves the underhand.
"any idea what the grain window is on that 15' 8/9 rod? I forgot to ask Mr Meiser when I emailed him about it.
I understand it's pretty wide on those Deer Creeks.
BTW, here's our exchange in case anyone else had the same question as me- my question is at the bottom. his answer is as follows:
The Deer Creeks are all fines sticks <> Great fishing tools.
The 15'0" 8/9 is in essence a Highlander taper ... A bit different then the MKS rods.
The Deer Creeks are based on the following:
12'6" 5/6 <> Highlander
13'0' 7/8 <> MKS
13'6" 8/9 <> MKS
14'0" 9/10 <> MKS
15'0" 8/9 <> Highlander
Subject: An aside (UNCLASSIFIED)
How does the Deer Creek series of rods compare in taper/action to the
Highlanders and MKS series? I'm thinking particularly about the 15' 8/9.
I held an MKS in my hands for the first time Sunday, and I was
enthralled with the workmanship.
But I'm a newbie and a notorious rod-thrasher, so I'm thinking the Deer
creek might be a better jump-off point for me."