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  1. kimbo

    Maxcatch!

    It's all down to personal choice, what suits one person doesn't always suit another, cheap rods can suit one person better than a really expensive rod and vice versa. I personally find the Shakespeare oracle rods good value for money but I find as they are very light they lack feel in the hand...
  2. kimbo

    Maxcatch!

    Well I got the 12ft6 7/8wt v Spey rod, lovely finish on it didn't like the blue whippings but that's a matter of choice. I have to say it's a brilliant rod weighs 7 ozs and got a lovely feel. Miles better than my oracle which I am selling now but not as good as my loop cross. Another friend of...
  3. kimbo

    Simms freestone waders

    I think with breathable waders you're going to get good and bad reports whichever ones you get. The best waders I had were some cheap snowbee prestige wsders that lasted me 15yrs. Lots on here over the years have berated Simms, I have some Simms that leaked in their second week of use, I still...
  4. kimbo

    Simms freestone waders

    I've just bought the hodgmans 5 layer for £150 from GAC, I think the original price was over £400
  5. kimbo

    wader repairs

    Ah the old inner tube trick, you must have been a cyclist in a previous life Snowbee used to do something that would detect leaks, never used it so I don't know if it works...
  6. kimbo

    Maxcatch!

    When I ordered my god I opted for free shipping and it arrived in 9 days, if you paid for express shipping it wouldn't be far off what Amazon would cost with next day delivery
  7. kimbo

    Woodend

    I put a report on here a couple of years ago I'll try and find the link. I have fished it for many years and usually take 2nd week in June when the seatrout arrive we also take sluie next door. I have fished woodend in sept, there's usually a lot of fish about but they are a bit coloured. As...
  8. kimbo

    Maxcatch Spey rod

    To be honest I don't think you can go wrong for the price. Can't remember who it is but they've got the sky touch 14ft I think and it isn't heavy art all. At that price you could always move it on
  9. kimbo

    Maxcatch Spey rod

    Those weights are not right apparently the 14ft 9wt weighs in at 9.5ozs according to someone on here who has one
  10. kimbo

    Maxcatch!

    Friend of mine had an issue with an email taking a long time to be processed, he did get a reply and an apology but they said they had over1000 emails a day
  11. kimbo

    Maxcatch Spey rod

    I see on their trade website leichi.china they are have a 12.9in 8wt with nano tech and Japanese toray carbon im12. Maybe the new range
  12. kimbo

    Maxcatch Spey rod

    I've just got the 12ft6in 7/8 6 piece travel rod, only cast it on grass at the moment seems to suit me can't fault anything about it. Even came with a free Spey line to match and a leader straightener.
  13. kimbo

    Maxcatch!

    Heard nothing but good reports on their trout gear
  14. kimbo

    Maxcatch Spey rod

    A short review https://m.maxcatchfishing.com/faq/a-salmon-fly-rod-with-a-difference.html
  15. kimbo

    Maxcatch Spey rod

    Yes I did consider that option but as I wasn't going to use it until June it was about £30 cheaper
  16. kimbo

    Maxcatch Spey rod

    I must say I am impressed, I can't decide which one to go for. I see they are out of stock of most of them, I wonder if they are bringing new models out, the current ones are well discounted before the stock20 discount
  17. kimbo

    Maxcatch Spey rod

    I have the v Spey according to the website it is a lot lighter than the sky touch which is why I went for it. I would have preferred the cosmetics on the sky touch but at the price it is only a minor thing. I will probably go for a skytouch in a different weight, how much does yours weigh, the...
  18. kimbo

    Maxcatch Spey rod

    Been out on the grass with it, feels nice in the hand and a good weight, lovely grilse rod. Will get out on the water and give it a good try
  19. kimbo

    Maxcatch Spey rod

    Just opened it, amazing quality and a free Spey line with it and a leather degreaser and greaser. Will have to get down the river asap. Got my sights set on another model now. Alignment dots on sections, cordura case and bag.
  20. kimbo

    Maxcatch Spey rod

    Just thought for the money it was worth a punt
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