Just aquired one of these its a 2 piece 11ft and was just wondering how good this rod is really?
I usually fish the Welsh Dee, Severn plus later on ill be fishing theRiver Esk & Irt (Lake District) and was wondering how it would cope any info would be great.
Not good. i,ll relieve you of it. Seriously a brilliant rod. I,ve had one since they came out and i,ts coped with everything I,ve asked of it.
There a shop in Darlington called Sweeney Todds, Tel 01325 480209.
He had at least 24 original mac martin in various lengths, all brand new.
The shop is a bit of Aladdin's cave mainly second hand gear but has gems in from time to time. I think he is only open a couple a week, Saturday being one. He will post them off to you.
The Greys version is not a patch on the original, If want a Greys rod, Gilslan sport in Leyburn North Yorkshire had a couple.
Are these not the new Mac Martins?
There are 2 new ranges available now as far as I know. A cheaper range made in the Far East and the better hand built range.
I might have to take a look at them in that case. Quite sort after rods around my part of the world!They are the original rods, I spoke to him last year about them and said he picked them up in a bankruptcy sale a couple years and he sells one or two a year.
No but I can only imagine. The man is quite an odd character. Just lives over the road from the old man.Has anyone ever seen the old Macmartin Video..?
It's like watching an episode of Balamory with Miss Hoolie teaching the kids how to set up a fishing rod..