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Any one tryed any of the three salmon models in the range I'd be interested to hear anything about them
I’ve had a few Daiwa salmon fly rods and can’t fault any of them to be fair but I’d never heard of that one though
yeah the 13 interests me , but it ain't cheap plenty good rods at that price and top of the line if u go 2nd hand , thats the problem it would have to be really good , and defo try b4 u buy , resale value would be poor aswel I betThe mackenzie signatures had a great following at the time but as you say they kinda got left behind after that, I've been looking at the 13ft it comes in at 8.3oz and the 14 ft at 8.9oz, definitely need to get a swing with then
I've a cpl of diawa spinning rods and a 14 float rod for the grayling trotting
My last one was the 13ft xt which I rate highly still okay and its had a bit of abuse £150 well spent the newer ones like new era, lexa and that new one have crept up in price that’s maybe why you don’t see so many now As far as the trout rods go I’ve got a lexa nymph special (ucapa prize) lochmor z altmor whisker Kevlar and a I think c96 which is probably as old as youWas new for 2020 Russell, last one for me was the mackenzie signature a fantastic rod I still use the 10ft #4 for the grayling
I'm planning a rod shake up so I'll be getting rid of a few to make way for new for next season so I'm on the lookout for a new 14ft and 12 ft to start with I like the look of these new ones so a wee trip to GAC when wee nic the pri ck allows
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Even the whisker spin ? I always thought they were made in scotland.I live near the factory and know someone that works in it, he told me the only rods made there now have the "Union Jack badge" on them e.g. the New Era range.
The Altmor rods for sea trout have developed a following amongst sea trout anglers. I know some folk on the Dovey still swear by em. My guideline 9,6’ doesn’t come close to my long gone Altmor. Was Altmor classed-as Daiwa though?Last Daiwa I had was an Altmor Spey 15’. Lovely rod. I also liked the Lochmor Z series - cracking 11’ #7 for sea trout. The only rod I ever had that snapped in use, though. I still have an old CF98 13’ and an even older 13’ graphite coil. The CF98 is built like a tank and even got my dad a Tweed fish a few weeks ago. I stick mainly to Sage these days, as I like the lightness and the feel/action.
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I still use my osprey 9ft6 5-7 wt for trout. I was using it at the weekend. Ive got a hardy in a similar size and rating, to be honest i prefer the action of the osprey as its not too fast and my single handed casting is average at best.I've a Lochmoor a trout rod I use for night fishing and the thing has taken shocking abuse this last 12/13 yrs, what a smashing bit of kit..
My last one was the 13ft xt which I rate highly still okay and its had a bit of abuse £150 well spent the newer ones like new era, lexa and that new one have crept up in price that’s maybe why you don’t see so many now As far as the trout rods go I’ve got a lexa nymph special (ucapa prize) lochmor z altmor whisker Kevlar and a I think c96 which is probably as old as you