R.B. Meiser Highlander “Master Series" Conversion Rods
… The conversion rods create an ideal combination tool for the traveling angler, or for the angler that wishes to maximize their two handed capability with minimal equipment. The conversion rods are available in three systems:
~ The Trout Masters: The Trout Masters are light duty rods suitable for all game to +-12 pounds
~ The Steel Masters: The Steel Masters are medium duty rods suitable for all game fish to +- 20 pounds
~ The Salmon Masters: The Salmon masters are heavy duty rods suitable for all game fish to +- 30 pounds
They will offer the advantage of minimal graphite and multi-use applications of the short two handed switch rod, along with the extended delivery potentials of the longer classic two handed rod. Combined ... They create the ultimate in diversity with two handed rods. We have been building the conversion rods for over a decade, and within that time we have nearly doubled the number of different models offered. They have become one of our most popular series of rods.
The rods are all neatly packed in a tube small enough to carry-on and place in airline overhead storage. Or, they will fit inside of your claimed baggage, eliminating the need to pay extra fees for additional baggage.
We have not sacrificed function for convenience with these rods. These are all superb casting, hard working and durable tools … As with all of our rods: Our reputation is based on these parameters.
NOTE: All of the Master Series rods will come with two grain matched; formula built SGS Scandi shooting heads … One head for each rod
… All of Master series rods can be converted into two rods
For example <> The STM117142 (see images below) will convert from an 11’7” 6/7 weight 4 pc rod, into a 5 pc 14’2” 6/7 weight rod. The conversion assembly will include one (shorter grip) butt section and three top sections for the 4 pc 11’7”… And the 14’2” will be made up of the second butt section (longer grip) and the four top sections to create a 5 piece rod.
R.B. Meiser Trout Master Conversion Rods
R.B. Meiser Steel Master Conversion Rods
R.B. Meiser Salmon Master Conversion Rods
R.B. Meiser CX Single Hand Conversion Rods
… All of the CX single hand conversion rods can be quickly converted into a short two handed rod. The conversion is accomplished by simply ferruling the lower grip assembly into the butt section of the rod, just as you would ferrule any typical rod section …
… These are medium flex, fast speed of recovery Highlander CX action rods. They are designed to be used as light to medium duty tools, suitable for either fresh or salt water applications.
The long ferrule of the inserted lower grip is not only designed to snugly fit the removable lower grip, but it is also designed to add the additionally required reserve power to the bottom 1/3 of the rod, allowing a more authoritative and efficient delivery when utilized as a two handed rod.
The most effective lines for these rods will be correctly grain matched micro shooting heads like the OPST Skagits, or the Scientific Anglers Spey Lite lines. We do also offer custom formula built SGS micro Scandi and Skagit heads specifically grain matched for these rods, and the anglers targeted fishing environments. With these rods: All of these line systems would be suitable for all aspects of either single or two handed delivery techniques.
Shown in the images below is an S2H967CX-4. The top image shows the details of an unassembled lower grip … The lower image is of the same rod assembled in the two handed mode.
NOTE: We will supply a formula built SGS Scandi or Skagit shooting head with each rod purchase free of charge