Guideline "Reach" model rods from Glasgow Angling Centre

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Has anyone tried the Guideline "Reach" model double handers? They seem to be available only through Glasgow Angling Centre) and I was curious to find out more about them and their performance. I haven't been able to find any reviews... (It seems a bit doubtful that a whole production line would set up for one retail outlet so maybe they're marketed under different model names too...)...
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I have the 9/10, it’s a nicer outfit than my #10 Hardy Marksman 2s that was my go to for heavier stuff at a fraction of the cost. I like it. I’d be interested too if anyone has any other info on them.
 

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thanks PeteKd

I have the 9/10, it’s a nicer outfit than my #10 Hardy Marksman 2s that was my go to for heavier stuff at a fraction of the cost. I like it. I’d be interested too if anyone has any other info on them.

Only just saw your reply now - thanks for the info.

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Seemingly they have exclusive rights to sell this model, website quotes : The Guideline Reach is exclusive to Glasgow Angling Centre, so you'll only find it here. The Reach is available in 2 models which will cover a wide array of scenarios; a 13ft7in #9/10 and a 14ft8in #10/11. Both rods are great for the wide range of calssic and modern casting styles at the modern Salmon angler's disposal. Comes supplied in a protective rod sock and cordura tube.
 
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I know this is an old post, but has anyone used one for a season and what is the verdict? Is it a med fast rod? Any good or bad qualities? Tia

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its a fast tippy rod, the quality of it it right up with the best,whippings/real seat corks etc. used it first with a sierra prolonged s/head at 40 gm was really well balanced,now have a rage floater 660 with a 10ft fast sink tip on it and it is amazing just how little effort it takes to put out a long line, seems the less effort the better, let the action of the rod do the work, glad i grabbed one when they were on offer,absolute bargain
 

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I’ve just seen that John Norris are now ‘exclusively’ selling the reach rods. I’m currently looking for a double handed outfit for my brother. He has little or no experience with double handed rods and initially I was thinking the new stoked 12’ #7/8. I’ve since seen however that the reach rods and reels are 50% off on John Norris and could get a rod and reel for a pretty good price. I know the stoked range are designed with beginners in mind but does anyone have any advice on the suitability of the reach for a novice? It’s difficult to ignore the price reductions...!
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I’ve just seen that John Norris are now ‘exclusively’ selling the reach rods. I’m currently looking for a double handed outfit for my brother. He has little or no experience with double handed rods and initially I was thinking the new stoked 12’ #7/8. I’ve since seen however that the reach rods and reels are 50% off on John Norris and could get a rod and reel for a pretty good price. I know the stoked range are designed with beginners in mind but does anyone have any advice on the suitability of the reach for a novice? It’s difficult to ignore the price reductions...!
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posted a similar thing about these rods? Seems they’re an old rod but I’m guessing they would be far better than the Stoked. I’ve got a Stoked for sea trout and I’m not overly impressed with it.
 

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from the pics i've seen on jn site the blanks are a different colour, matt green on my one and the handle is slightly different too, , as a useful rod its a winner,if its the same blanks but a different finish, i would grab one as the action really suited my lazy style of casting, but thats the 14 ft 8 ,to me a rod is a tool and if it works to my suiting its a winner no matter what the finish, this one had both looks and action
 

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I have a reach reel, a 7/8 I bought planning to use with a single hander but it is very small. Ended up using it with a 5wt rod/line

It’s a nice enough reel, £60/70 is the right money for it though - not the £100+ rrp. It seems to me like a budget version of their Favo.

As for the rods not sure, I have seen quite a few people speak well of the bundles that come with a Favo reel (maybe they call the rods Laxas?)
 
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