I was introduced to this rod by Denny Rickard in a 6wt. I could not believe the power this rod has which matters when you are fishing from a pontoon boat with sinking lines. It is a "rocket ship" when you line up by one weight ( a 7wt for a 6wt rod). Loads nicely. What really impressed me was the hook set on larger flies like leeches, seal buggers, and especially zoo cougars. When you are consistently catching fish in the 20+" you know how tough their mouths can be - not a problem with this rod. It fights fish really well and helps to get them to the boat for a quick release. I would re-emphasize that it should probably go up one line size to get the most out of this rod.
The handle is more comfortable than I anticipated. Alot less handed fatigue and little more feel with a couple fingers actually touching the blank.
Punches well above the cost.
After breaking my wife’s very expensive rod and sending back for repair, I saw an add for these rods. I ordered the 5 weight as a substitute until her rod is returned. At that point, I will put my expensive rod up and use this one exclusively. We have access to a club where the fish are picky and BIG! This rod was easy to use, accurate and had the backbone to handle fat 20+” fish all day long!
I really like it. I can't believe how inexpensive it was with the discount they were running for the holidays. Eve. Full price this rod would be a great deal. Slings bugs well and the fit and finish is nice especially for the price. I buy users not tube queens a d this thing is going to get a lot of time on the water.
Absolutely love my new Meeker glass 6'6" 2wt. Caught up to 2lb bass on it, plus a ton of panfish and it fights everything well with that butter soft flex. Light, accurate and can handle anything you throw at them. Incredible rod for any money, but especially at the sale / bundle prices. The reels are excellent, too.
This rod is super lightweight but has tons of backbone and sensitivity for feeling every strike. Highly recommend.
I've fished this set up a handful of times now and I love it. It performs very well.
While its main intent was as a Nymphing rod, it accels on Dry and small streamers also if needed.
Very sensitive, but deffinetly has a solid spine on it as it does work.
I will definitely be adding other Diamondback products to my arsnel.
Very nice fly rod. Well built, nice medium-fast action, fast shipping, great price.
I LOVE my 8' 4 weight Meeker Glass. I've fished bamboo and glass rods for years. This rod is superb. I'm on my way out, right now, to fish a morning PMD hatch. Can't wait. -- Perfect for wester rivers and streams in Utah/Idaho.
Great cap cork outer very light comfortable fit looks great my new lucky fishing cap
Opened the box and put the rod and reel together 5wt setup awesome colour rod feels like $1000 set up feels great to the hand and balanced well have not used it yet due to season close and waiting on line being in Australia and not that well at the moment but we have some excellent dams also the rod tube is well made love the cork cap can’t wait to get out there and love to represent Dimond back in Australia ps what more of the logo stickers
Just finished this rod and it works great and looks terrific. Everything I could ask for in a great 5 wt
The Meeker 8'6" 6 wt has been in my hand for two weeks now. I find the fit and finish are very nice. While lawn casting, in the cold temps here. The Meeker handles 5,6,and 7 wt lines to about 40 ft. I think the Meeker could be my all around rod. Thanks, Dave
I went out on a limb two years and chose the 7'6" 3 at. I've always been skiddish with glass rods because theres so much junk being produced now days. But after two years of extensive use in the mountains of North Carolina I'm extremely pleased. Action, durability, price, components, and finish are top notch. This little glass rod is perfect for chasing southern Appalachian brook trout, we call them "specks", in these high elevation, rugged mountains. To say I'm satisfied is an understatement. Thank you!
An all around good nymphing rod. Took the 6 weight, I built, in high water conditions and it performed well. Protected 5x tippett on a wild brown well over 20". For the price a well performing rod. The only improvement I would reccomend, is a stronger butt section. I think it would improve this rod's streamer throwing capabilities. Which is a must with any 6 weight in my opinion.