Greys XF2 T 15ft.

mrtrout

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I've recently parted with my Sharpes Gordon2 14ft and I need to replace it.
Salmon fishing for me is secondary to trout fishing, and I don't get the chance too often,so I really don't want to spend a fortune on one
I've been reading a few reviews on the XF2T, and although I appreciate its now a discontinued model, I am able to buy a brand new one at £149.99
Full RRP was £400, and I prefer a traditional action, so seems GVFM to me.
Appreciate any thoughts you may have please.
I'm usually fishing the lower Eden in Cumbria, where it's quite a big river, or the Tyne Hexham way.
Many thanks, Steven.
 

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A good rod for the bottom of the river Steven, Ive cast it and liked it, will throw a long line easily and works well with Spey lines and shooting heads and skagits too - it's a lot of rod for that money

Andy
 

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If it is half as good as the XF2S 12' #7 it will be a cracker.
Last years model is this years bargain. Really lovely finish and a pleasure to fish with. Go for it.

Euan
 

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I've recently parted with my Sharpes Gordon2 14ft and I need to replace it.
Salmon fishing for me is secondary to trout fishing, and I don't get the chance too often,so I really don't want to spend a fortune on one
I've been reading a few reviews on the XF2T, and although I appreciate its now a discontinued model, I am able to buy a brand new one at £149.99
Full RRP was £400, and I prefer a traditional action, so seems GVFM to me.
Appreciate any thoughts you may have please.
I'm usually fishing the lower Eden in Cumbria, where it's quite a big river, or the Tyne Hexham way.
Many thanks, Steven.

The guy selling these rods refuses to issue a sales invioce, which without you will not be able to invoke the warranty should you need it.
 
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I wouldnt worry about the warranty too much at that price as long as it's defo new, they are very reliable and worst comes to worst a new section is prob around £50
Would be nice to have the warranty but imo the rods a steal at that price
craig
 

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The guy selling these rods refuses to issue a sales invioce, which without you will not be able to invoke the warranty should you need it.

I noticed that in his feedback smokie, it didn't worry me too much.
However I ended up buying a Loop rod from here in the end.
S.
 

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I wouldnt worry about the warranty too much at that price as long as it's defo new, they are very reliable and worst comes to worst a new section is prob around £50
Would be nice to have the warranty but imo the rods a steal at that price
craig

Definitely new as l bought one from him ,but he was adamant that he would not issue a sales invioce ,why l do not know but on principal l returned the rod to him.
 

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Sorry... late to your thread.

I fish with the same rod... I actually prefer it to my Scandi Type Rods... I was using a Gaelforce Equalizer Spey Line 10/11 .. 54ft head matched with a Daniellson Reel.... Good line and can reasonably happily throw out about 90ft with this set up. I have been using the Greys as I journey along the GAIA Double Handed Casting Instructor syllabus and it has not let me down. I also use it for all my Salmon Fishing where possible unless the River is just too small... and just last week it comfortably landed a fine Salmon on Glenda Powells BlackWater beats.

Recently in my casting practice I have switched to a 63ft Gaelforce Equalizer Head 10/11 matched with a Hardy Angel 11/12 reel.... The rod is a monster and was underpowered with the original matching... the reel adds the necessary weight to better balance the line. The watch outs are... pair with the longer line if you can handle it... and chose your reel to balance your rod... the heavier Hardy Reel seems to help promote my bottom hand dominance.

Absolutely recommend the rod... and either line.... I confess I bought also it's Hardy equivalent ... The 15ft T Series Marksman... from a guy on the forum... it's a thing of beauty... however the Hardy is my back up rod and I always reach for the Greys.

I guess you already bought the rod anyway... but hope this helps.

Gerard
 
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I have an XF2 S 12 foot and it’s brilliant. I bought a T series 15 foot and didn’t get on with it at all. Just too floppy for me and I was expecting a slower action.
 

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Hi T7

I have a 14ft XF2 Scandi. It’s in flawless condition. I prefer a more traditional auctioned rod. I would swap it for your 15ft xf2 T, providing it’s in good condition and your interested.
 
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Hi T7

I have a 14ft XF2 Scandi. It’s in flawless condition. I prefer a more traditional auctioned rod. I would swap it for your 15ft xf2 T, providing it’s in good condition and your interested.

Thanks for the office but I’ve already sold it
 
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