Meiser + Next Cast = Happiness

#1
Been throwing a Next Cast fall favorite-70 on my Highlander Classic and it's absolutely blowing my mind. Not only from a casting standpoint, it is a superior fishing line as well. If you have Highlander Classic you owe it to yourself to at least scope out the Next Cast lines...AJ
 

Dan Page

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#2
Idaho,
That combination has been my favorite a few years now. Using one cut for tips in the winter and a lighter uncut line in summer. Pure joy!
Been wanting to try a Carron, but don't know how it could get any better.
 
#4
Been wanting to try a Carron, but don't know how it could get any better.

Well, from a pure casting point of view, I think the Carrons may have a slight edge. They feel smoother to me, and perhaps a little better "balanced." Sort of a Ferrari next to the Next Cast muscle car...If I was at all interested in competitive casting, my choice would probably be the Carron.

However, having fished with both lines, I find the Next Cast to be a better fishing line on a couple points. And at the end of the day I'm a Steelhead junkie who digs spey casting, not the other way around. --AJ
 

Ian Broadie

Flyfishing is so "Metal"
#6
Ohhhhh yes a Meiser + Nextcast = the near perfection. Today I finally go a chance to try out my WA45 on my MKS 13'6" and it was as close to perfection I've found for that rod. I've been looking for a one rod one line setup for the majority of my fishing for a long time and I think I've finally found it.
 

fisshman26

Active Member
#7
Idaho,
That combination has been my favorite a few years now. Using one cut for tips in the winter and a lighter uncut line in summer. Pure joy!
Been wanting to try a Carron, but don't know how it could get any better.
Would be happy to send you a demo Carron to try out.
 

fisshman26

Active Member
#8
Well, from a pure casting point of view, I think the Carrons may have a slight edge. They feel smoother to me, and perhaps a little better "balanced." Sort of a Ferrari next to the Next Cast muscle car...If I was at all interested in competitive casting, my choice would probably be the Carron.

However, having fished with both lines, I find the Next Cast to be a better fishing line on a couple points. And at the end of the day I'm a Steelhead junkie who digs spey casting, not the other way around. --AJ
Have you tried the new next generation Carrons? Might change your mind......lol
 
#9
Have you tried the new next generation Carrons? Might change your mind......lol
Yup, one of yours in fact...Don't get me wrong, they are frickin' amazing lines in their own right and as I noted, I do feel they are a little nicer to cast. But for me, at least in terms of fishing, the Next Cast had the edge.--AJ
 

Dan Page

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#10
Bruce,
I'd be interested in trying one. Think it would have to be the 65' 8/9 or the 75' 9/10. Wish there was a lighter long line.
Does one typically hold the back of the head outside the rod tip, or down into the rod?
 
#12
Does one typically hold the back of the head outside the rod tip, or down into the rod?
I found the Carrons to have a really long back taper, and they seemed to work best with about ten feet of the head sucked in. Basically, if you want to actually fish a 65 foot head for example, you need the 75 footer...AJ
 

Dan Page

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#13
I use the 8/9 FF 70 for dry line and cut the 9/10 back for my tip line.
I began using the first gen Nextcast then moved to the newer ones. Simon did some great stuff. I've been using the newer Nexcast lines on a 16' 6/7/8 Highlander
Am curious about Carron lines and would have to go with the 75'er if the back end needs to come in to the rod.
Thanks.
 
#14
In genreal the Carron cast beautifully outside the rod tip...even with 2-3' extra of overhang. If your comfortable casting a 70' head a 75' head shold be no sweat.

James.
 

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