Has anyone casted these two rod? I have a line that needs to be paired with a true to weight rod. Thinking the Zephrus or Meridian might be good options.
If I could find the video I would post it. I had a 9wt Zephrus bent almost double on a 40 pound back drum and it did not break. I casted both a couple of years ago and both cast fine, but for my casting style a slight nod to the Zephrus and the fact it didn't break I'll give the edge to the Zephrus. Cast both and pick the one that feels the best to you.9 wt.
I agree as well. My 9wt Zephrus (as well as my 5, 6, and 12) all handle heavier line better. For a true to weight rod/line though, my 8wt Scott is better (don't have it in a 9).I have both. I agree with Jamie, the meridian doesnt do as well with heavier lines, but feels light and crisp with the right line. The zephrus has a bit less feel, but can bomb a line out there.