16' nine weight rod?

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  1. fredaevans

    fredaevans Active Member

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    Bob's suggesting between 600 to a 700 grain head (I like Scandi heads), and this sounds like it would be on the money. Given my 7wt 13-9 it rips with a 450 grain head (plus poly leader) this sounds 'intuitively right.' Crappy thing is I just purchased a 500 grain Airflo Scandi .. ah well, maybe 10 foot or so of T-14 will 'cure' this.:confused:
     
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    Hi Fred.
    I just e-mailed Meiser about the 16' 6/7/8 or 7/8/9. I'm very intrigued with the rod. How does it feel in regards to lightness in the hand. How many ounces is the rod?
    I also was wondering if this is a quick or moderate speed...I guess it would also depend on how you load it line wise.
    Thanks for any info.
    Ed
     
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    Hey Fred,
    Mail that rod to me. I'll run it through it's paces.
     
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    MattMeister!

    You Da Man!:thumb: Suspect it's going to be several more days before the Rogue is (even below the dam) at a flow stage that would make 'fly rod conditions' reasonable. 4,200+ cfs coming in to the dam and 3,900 going out. Add a little under 1500 cfs from the creeks (above the Dodge Bridge gauge) ...:rofl:

    Considering we haven't had a drop of rain in several days, combined with REALLY cold weather ... clueless as to where all the waters coming from.:confused: Snow melt? Heck, it's barely getting above freezing level below 2500 feet during the day.
     
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    The 'other' 16's by Bob.

    Ed, did 'wiggle/whip' both rods (at least I think the two your talking about) about when I 'adopted' my 'new Baby.' The 7/8/9 is a fairly progressive rod action; I'd almost liken it to his 13.6 'FES' in action. The 6/7/8 (again, if we're talking the same rods) he described as his 'Cherry Salmon' rod for the far east market. This baby is as light as a feather in the hand with quite a (my opinion only) very light 'slow/traditional' flex action. You can really feel the rod action in your hands as you flex same. I'm sure with guides/butt section in place it will 'stiffen up' somewhat, but doubt it would be all that much.

    The other is far more a 'progressive' light 'Euro' action blank.

    Soooo, the question is (in my limited expertise) would be 'when' you expect to use one or the other. The 6/7/8 would be a hell of a dry line/very light tip 'summer flows' rod (want to light line "high-stick nymph" out 50-60 feet?); the other to handle heavier tips/flies/bigger water.

    Hope that doesn't confuse your issue too much.:rolleyes:

    Fred
     
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    Hi Fred.
    Just the info I was looking for. I want one for sure. I just have to figure out which one.
    Ed
     
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    This post (exchange) slide right by me.

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    Originally Posted by Speykid
    I love the rod with a CND 10/11.

    Sorry I missed this Speykid. But the CND 10/11 is one of the two lines Bob recommended to me for that particular rod. Just one of those combo's, 'numbers meaning nothing,' :confused: that apparently go together like warm toast and jam.

    Fred