12'6" Highlander Classic: S2H12646C-4  
Grain Window 350 to 550 grains
Short belly Belly length to: 55' Belly wt to: 450 grains
Skagit Head wt: 400 to 450 grains Tips to: 120 grains
Scandi Head wt: 350 to 400 grains Head: 2.50 X rod length


12'6" Highlander S Series: S2H1265S-4
Grain Window 250 to 400 Grains
Short Belly Belly length to 55' Belly wt to: 450 grains
Skagit Head wt: 400 to 450  grains Tips to: 125 grains
Scandi Head wt: 350 to 400 grains Head: 2.50 X rod length


12'6" MKS: S2H12656MKS-4
Grain Window 350 to 550 Grains
Short Belly Belly length to 55' Belly wt to: 450 grains
Skagit Head wt: 400 to 450  grains Tips to: 150 grains
Scandi Head wt: 350 to 400 grains Head: 2.50 X rod length


These are ideal light duty 12’6” rods suitable for large Trout, small Salmon and Steelhead to 12 pounds. These are our most popular light-duty two handed rods..

Photo by Tokushi Yun ~ Japan
  • Available for 10 day delivery
  • 12'6" 4 pc
  • Grain Window: 350 to 550
  • Speed of recovery: Fast/Medium fast
  • Highlander Classic series: Uniform progressive flex
  • Highlander S series: Mid to tip flex
  • MKS: Deep flex
  • All game fish: 3 to 12 pounds
  • Standard Build Price: $625.00
  • Custom Build Price: $725.00
  • Blank: $225.00


The 12'6" 350 to 550 grained rods are transitional tools suitable not only for large Trout but for Salmon and Steelhead into the 3 to 12 pound range. These are authoritive, multi-use tools suitable for a broad range of applications.

They are light-duty two handed rods that will have the ability to carry 100 more grains then will the S2H12634 series rods. This advantage does give them the ability to punch with more authority into mid-day winds, carry bigger bugs, defeat larger game fish, but still allow minimal graphite for an enjoyable day on the water.

These 12'6" rods are time tested light weight two handers. They are extremely diverse tools, all with a sensual authority that allows them to easily deliver any contemporary line system with ease. They have proven their worth across the board in the hands of anglers on rivers worldwide: From twitching Sculpins over Browns in the TVA tail waters of the Southern US, mousing Rainbows in the Kamchatka, to Grilse and Coastal Trout in Ireland. 

They are ideal lightweight two handers for the big Western Salmon fly hatches, terrestrials such as Hoppers and Cicadas, and minnow imitations from Par to Sculpins. She is perfectly suited to all of our larger Trouting Rivers and light Salmon/Steelheading.

They will marry well to the short belly floating classic Spey lines, balanced Skagit shooting heads with sink tips, or balanced Scandi shooting head line systems.