Meiser MKS

Discussion in 'Spey Clave' started by fullerfly, Feb 22, 2008.

  1. Kevin Giusti

    Kevin Giusti New Member

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    I agree with what Bert said. Its kinda like buying a new vehicle. You can look at all the numbers, read all the reviews go into the showroom and kick the tires, sit in it and enjoy that new car smell. But all the numbers and reviews and tire kicking doesnt ( or shouldnt) make a difference until you get that baby out on the road, open her up and see how it performs for yourself. Kevin
     
  2. TallFlyGuy

    TallFlyGuy Adipossessed!

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    I like my MKS, don't get me wrong, but when compared to other rods I've cast and others who have cast my MKS, the feeling is very mutual, it is a little "heavier" than normal. I need to weigh it.
     
  3. sashjo

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    I have a history of overuse injuries, like lateral epicondylitis, so I am more concerned about rod and reel weight than your average buyer. That is why I have a Ross 3.5 Evo with my Sage ZA.
     
  4. Scott Behn

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    Really what the does the weight of the finished rod matter? If you like it, it does what is asked of it, and you have it balanced to where you want it, what does it matter?

    :cool:
     
  5. fredaevans

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    This thread reminds me of the old line: "A tempest in a tea cup.":rolleyes: Having the first built of two of Bob's rods, I'm quite sure that the 'weight' of mine vs the present would be quite different. So who cares?
     
  6. Coach Duff

    Coach Duff Banned or Parked

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    I have never even considered how much my two MKS rods weigh. They are bad assed fine tuned fish catching tools. And works of art. Coach
     
  7. fredaevans

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    The KEY WORDS.

    They are bad assed fine tuned fish catching tools. And works of art.

    :beer2:
     
  8. tweedside

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    Agree entirely Fred! I have a 15' MKS, new about 8 months ago, and it has displaced several rods. I also have trouble with both elbows and this rod is plenty light enough for me: with a 14oz. copy Bogdan 300M it is perfectly balanced throwing a Carron 10/11 line. It will also throw a Snowbee 75' with a heavy (built in) sink tip. That line is marked 11/12 but is only just on the heavy side. What ever its weight it is the best big river rod for the way i fish. I have a good s/h 15' 8/9 Highlander coming over very soon. These two rods will handle all my bigger river fishing.

    What is required is synergy between rod reel line fly weight and average casting conditions. With my 'elbows' I find that even the water speed makes a difference. I tried this rod with a light reel and - for me - it was awful. Most of those light reels are made I believe so as to be usable in salt with s/h rods....just my 2 pennies worth.
     
  9. eimaj

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    Man, all this MKS talk is got me thinking I should give a few of them a try. Bob, you gonna gring some toys up to Sandy?
     
  10. Robert B. Meiser

    Robert B. Meiser New Member

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    Yep,

    We'll have all the MKS/Highlander rods at the Sandy gathering.

    Plus all of the new TFO Axiom Deer Creek 11'0" switch rods.

    ... And several new Hybrids as well.

    Looking forward to seeing you all there ...

    Meiz
     
  11. bhudda

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    IF THATS WHERE I HAVE TO GO TO CAST THAT 3/4 WT SPEY OF A GEM THEN SO BE IT THE SANDY I RIDE!! I HAD A CHANCE TO CAST IT AT AATF SPEY SUNDAY'S WHEN YOU (MIEZ) BROUGHT THE PROTO'S UP, SURE WISH I COULD SWING THAT ROD THIS SUMMER, NEED ANY AMATUERSTAFF? :)

    BHUDDA