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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:59 am    Post subject: Travel rod advice Reply with quote

Hello All
My old Orvis 9ft 6# four piece rod is on its last legs due to it being used so much (a cracked ferrule) . So I am starting to look for something on the cheap side that I can put in a suitcase for use abroad.
I have been looking at Shakespeare Agility rods, as they are more disposable than buying something more upmarket such as Orvis.
Do any of you know or have used these rods??

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Shakespeare-New-Agility-2-EXP-7-Piece-Travel-Fly-Fishing-Rod-Cordura-Tube/253258949465?epid=2268191452&hash=item3af768e359:m:m7rhm4PK7BeE2PRjesojRgQ

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Pete,

Can't you repair the ferrule with whipping?

I've read mixed reports on Shakey Agilility rods, some people like them, some report loose joints.

I was in the market for a budget 9'-0" 4wt to use on stillwaters when conditions allow and rivers don't.

Anyway I looked around and couldn't find anything.

So I purchased a rod from Maxcatch in China £40 free delivery and arrived in two weeks. There's also usually a 20% discount code running too (which I forgot to apply Rolling Eyes) and they throw in freebies. No customs or import duties applied.

https://www.maxcatchfishing.com/fly_fishing-lure_fishing/fly_rods_.html ( I bought a Black Star which I'm pleased with but they have cheaper rods and travel rods)

I'd have preferred to bought locally, or UK trader, but I couldn't find anything.

Might be worth a punt?

The rods start at around £30 or so and they have a small following on the other side.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pete,

I have a 9' #4 Orvis Access which is surplus to requirements. I'll bring it down to the Itchen on the 14th October & you can fish with it for the day to see if you like it. If you don't have a #4 floating line I'll bring one along as well.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks to both of you.
Bob, I already have a 4# four piece Orvis which I use on the river when I fish with you, but thanks for the offer.
Bill. The furrel has had a repair job carried out but I am not sure how long it will last I will check out you suggestion of Maxcatchfish.

I am looking for a 6# as I plan to fish again for LMB in the states as well as trout, but I am happy to take advice.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pete,

The 20% discount code for this month at Maxcatch is 20celue
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Bill.
I am off to Italy today for some Black Bass and sea fishing Very Happy

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's right, rub it in.

Have a good time, we won't be thinking about you. Grin

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