All signs of use are purely aesthetic. The handle is in very good condition - obviously darker than brand new but without any physical flaws like cork missing, etc.As pictured, the rod does have the name of the original owner (done by Meiser at the time of the build) - with the handwriting style and long model names, etc. It blends into everything else and isn't overly obvious that it's someone's name. Original rod sock and rod tube included. This fly rod is a factory first item - not a second or demo build. By definition: These are short two handed rods that are designed specifically to eliminate the physical burden of single hand double haul deliveries And especially to aide anglers in repetitious search casting with extreme shooting heads and big bugs. We have found that it is very common for fly anglers to bring their single handed athletic memory into the two handed realm. For these casters it becomes quickly apparent that their most efficient deliveries will come about by disciplining themselves to actually back-off on the throttle.
Well always recommend that these casters slow down, minimize expended energy, and shorten their stroke. Simply utilize their entire upper torso to generate the required power source, allowing the rod do all the work. Spreading out this physical burden is far more efficient then continuously attempting to source this energy from a single arm and shoulder. The bottom line is that using a two handed rod for overhead deliveries is a logical, intelligent and efficient means by which to deliver a heavy pay load. Most anglers will use these short two handed as boat rods.
They have great advantages in this application as they are short enough to be used as levering tools to manage explosive fish at the gunnels, and powerful enough to turn large fish on burst speed runs. Flies used for these magnificent game fish are among the largest used in the fly fishing community often exceeding 20 in length, and it does take some serious graphite and massive shooting head grain weight to efficiently deliver them.Another characteristic of both Muskies and Pike are that they will often follow your fly right to the boat, and while the angler has their attention, they will often attempt to entice them by swimming the fly with the rod tip in a figure eight right at the gunnels Very much like teasing a cat with a ball of yarn. This can generate violent strikes, but it does take a lot of tip power to accomplish this. Pike and Musky do have notoriously boney mouths, and a solid hook set is critical to maintain connection. This too does require a very aggressive rod with a lot of backbone and massive tip power to successfully drive the hook at the set. There is also the obvious situation of successfully managing and defeating 30 + pounds of angry, freshly hooked Esox beating you up at the gunnels. You cant chase them down a bar like a river hooked Salmon or Steelhead. Youve gotta just stand your ground right there in the boat And duke it out one on one. But after all <> Therein lies the joy and challenge of fishing for these toothy, big pot-bellied ass kickers And the way fly anglers hold them in such high esteem as among the worlds finest fly caught game fish.
The 909 will take on all of these tasks with ease: Exactly as they were designed to do. Several of the major line manufacturers do now have shooting heads that will marry to these rods very well for both fresh and saltwater environments. We do design and build all of our own lines as well. We can supply custom built, grain matched line systems for these unique powerful rods, and they can be designed to specifically meet your defined fishing environments.We are a full service fly shop in Milwaukee, WI who has been serving the United States and beyond since 1988. We've been in business for over 30 years - put your trust in us! Meiser Highlander 11'0 4wt 4pc 300-450gr S2H11045-4 Switch Fly Fishing Rod" is in sale since Thursday, August 22, 2019. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Fishing\Rods\Fly Fishing Rods".
The seller is "flyfishwi" and is located in Brookfield, Wisconsin. This item can be shipped worldwide.