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Offline arawa

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Re: Travel Rod
« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2020, 11:59:03 AM »
I had seen them as well, be interested to see if anyone has used one and what they think of them

On another forum (not as good as this one of course 😁) there is a long thread about Maxcatch products with most posters praising them. Some enthusiasts claim the items are identical to brands or direct copies. 

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Re: Travel Rod
« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2020, 03:51:38 PM »
Hi Philip, another one that says fast action, is that all anyone wants these days 🤔

I do think the 6 or 7 section versions will be better for my purposes, I already have a 4 piece rod but it's slightly too long for what I am looking for.

I've never cast any of the 6 section ones so really can't comment on the action - my 7 weight has a nice action that I would say is fairly soft. I have a 6 weight rod on a Sage blank that was marketed as being built softer for the UK market and I find it casts better for me with a 7 weight line so I generally like my rods pretty soft as well. The 4 weight version of the 11 foot Volare is very soft indeed as I think it was basically designed for river nymphing.

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Re: Travel Rod
« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2020, 06:26:25 PM »
I should have elaborated on what I mean by long, it's the packed length rather than actual rod length.

That said I do like the thought of having a wee smuggler I can pack with a reel and a few files, you never know where such a thing can come in handy.

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Re: Travel Rod
« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2020, 07:10:36 PM »
Hardy Smuggler in a 9í 5wt is what I use for most of my loch fishing. Absolutely love it, itís one of the best rods Iíve ever cast, in my experience anyway. I didnít pay retail but it was still around the £300 mark which obviously isnít cheap. I find the small tube handy when I'm fishing somewhere that involves a long hike and I also donít always do permission so I can go in under the radar with it concealed inside my backpack. :worried

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Re: Travel Rod
« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2020, 02:04:35 PM »
If you are still looking Johnny, I have just had a GAC sale catalogue with the Agility travel rods reduced to £52. There is also a Volare at £40 but it is a #5.

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Re: Travel Rod
« Reply #15 on: February 25, 2020, 02:18:47 PM »
Thanks, just placed the order

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Re: Travel Rod
« Reply #15 on: February 25, 2020, 02:18:47 PM »