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    Default Greys GR20, any good?

    Hi all, first post on here so please be gentle
    I've used my friends Greys GS 9' rod and really like it. I don't fly fish a huge amount so don't want to go spending a lot of money but was wondering if anyone had any personal exprience of them? Are they similar to the GS in terms of action?
    Any advice greatly appreciated, thanks advance!

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    Default Re: Greys GR20, any good?

    Hi Andy,

    Welcome to the forum. The GR20 is the most basic of the Greys range, though in comparison with the GS it will feel very similar. They're both great rods for the cost and will cast and catch you fish no problem. That being said - the quality of these two Greys rods isn't far superior to the Shakespeare Sigma combo for 59, and that comes with a reel and fly-line.

    I would suggest you pay more heed to the budget and choice you make on the line you plan on using. At those price-points, you'll find that a rod is a rod is a rod etc. but the real difference will be made in the line you're throwing with it. If you did pull the trigger on the Shakespeare Sigma combo then I'd suggest immediately swapping out the line for something with a bit more castability, as the one that comes with the kit coils up pretty badly and doesn't have the slickest coating.

    Hope this helps!

    Tom
    'Maybe your stature as a fly fisherman isn't determined by how big a trout you can catch, but by how small a trout you can catch without being disappointed.' - John Gierach

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    Default Re: Greys GR20, any good?

    That's great, thanks for the input Tom. I'll have a read on the forum regarding lines too.
    Thanks once again
    Andy

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    Default Re: Greys GR20, any good?

    Go for a Shakespeare agility

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    Default Re: Greys GR20, any good?

    Avoid the budget Greys rods, Shakespeare agility, agility rise or sigma are a far far better buy.

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    Default Re: Greys GR20, any good?

    Another vote for the the agility rise or the agility 2 the agility 2 is a bit faster than the rise but both are excellent vfm rods.

    Al

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    Default Re: Greys GR20, any good?

    Quote Originally Posted by speytime View Post
    Another vote for the the agility rise or the agility 2 the agility 2 is a bit faster than the rise but both are excellent vfm rods.

    Al
    I have the first and second (latest) version of the agility rise that i bought to use on the local rivers and couldn't believe the quality for such little money, they are real gems and if they had a different badge on them you wouldn't complain about paying 100+ they are lovely river rods ideal for dry fly and nymphs, the latest version in the 9ft #4 is a real all rounder and i think i paid something silly like 40, it is a no brainer really and it pi$$es all over the greys gr20 in quality and action.

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    Default Re: Greys GR20, any good?

    Quote Originally Posted by pentlandflyman View Post
    I have the first and second (latest) version of the agility rise that i bought to use on the local rivers and couldn't believe the quality for such little money, they are real gems and if they had a different badge on them you wouldn't complain about paying 100+ they are lovely river rods ideal for dry fly and nymphs, the latest version in the 9ft #4 is a real all rounder and i think i paid something silly like 40, it is a no brainer really and it pi$$es all over the greys gr20 in quality and action.
    I've also both the rise and agility 2 the 9.6ft 6# 2 is my favourite rod for stillwaters and the 8ft 4wt rise is my favourite river rod.

    When I first got into fishing around 10 years ago I bought a greys grx, a snowbee diamond and a diawa mackenzie signature, the Snowbee has a similar action to the agility 2 but the agility 2 is significantly lighter, the others are pretty poor by comparison to a rod costing 50, i just won't spend silly money anymore I've seen the light ��

    Al

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    Default Re: Greys GR20, any good?

    Well it looks like I've completely changed my mind!..... To an Orvis Clearwater. Read some good reviews on this rod and have been in discussion with someone selling his. Fingers crossed should buy it tomorrow.

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