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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Cina Marco Polo Kit?

    I have one - don't use it too often, but its good quality, and the tools are just as good as my original C&F stuff, except, maybe the scissors.

    I woud'nt pay $240 though

    I imported mine from Leichi tackle in china for less than£100.

    I'm sure someone was offering them from a UK ebay store as well a few weeks ago.

    G

    PS Why not try making these an offer and see how low they'll gohttp://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Maxcatch-C...kAAOSwI-BWPV0L
    Last edited by ROVER; 18-01-2017 at 12:50 PM.

  2. #12

    Default Re: Cina Marco Polo Kit?

    Quote Originally Posted by ROVER View Post
    I have one - don't use it too often, but its good quality, and the tools are just as good as my original C&F stuff, except, maybe the scissors.

    I woud'nt pay $240 though

    I imported mine from Leichi tackle in china for less than£100.

    I'm sure someone was offering them from a UK ebay store as well a few weeks ago.

    G

    PS Why not try making these an offer and see how low they'll goMaxcatch Compact Fly Tying System Fly Tying Tool Set Vise Traveller Tackle Kit | eBay
    Hi, thanks,
    even I want so much to pay...
    I found one at € 140 shipped from china shop..
    if you tell me that it is a good product I'll buy...

  3. #13
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    Default Re: Cina Marco Polo Kit?

    Don't waste your money, the whole kit is rubbish, anyone that says it is as good as C&F needs help

    It is no better than the cheap own brand stuff you find in most tackle shops, you could buy far better tools and a British made vice for around the same money, that's a vice with a guarantee (scottie weaver) and decent tools (Dr slick) that don't pretend to be something they are not.

    The Scottie Vice - PWW DesignsPWW Designs

    £78 for a great pedestal vice that holds a hook solid and will last you as long as you want it to.

    Add to that:-

    Dr slick scissors at £10
    Dr slick ceramic bobbin holder at £10.50
    Dr slick whip finish tool £6
    Dr slick dubbing needle £4
    Dr slick hackle pliers £5

    At approx £115 you get a far far superior set up that will actually last.

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    Default Re: Cina Marco Polo Kit?

    Didn't realise you were one of the original buyers. What was it about the quality you didn't like? Are their rough edges or are things badly fitting? When did you own one? was it recent or an old one in which case could they have improved?

    Must admit that I am myself tempted by one of the kits - would it replace my main vice? No but it would be good for travelling with a limited set of materials.

    Steve


    Quote Originally Posted by pentlandflyman View Post
    Don't waste your money, the whole kit is rubbish, anyone that says it is as good as C&F needs help

    It is no better than the cheap own brand stuff you find in most tackle shops, you could buy far better tools and a British made vice for around the same money, that's a vice with a guarantee (scottie weaver) and decent tools (Dr slick) that don't pretend to be something they are not.

    The Scottie Vice - PWW DesignsPWW Designs

    £78 for a great pedestal vice that holds a hook solid and will last you as long as you want it to.

    Add to that:-

    Dr slick scissors at £10
    Dr slick ceramic bobbin holder at £10.50
    Dr slick whip finish tool £6
    Dr slick dubbing needle £4
    Dr slick hackle pliers £5

    At approx £115 you get a far far superior set up that will actually last.

  5. #15
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    Default Re: Cina Marco Polo Kit?

    Wouldn't have wasted my money on it, I had a good look at one though as a member of a fishing club i was in bought it, would be around a year ago now and he bought it via ebay.....new or 2nd hand i dont know.

    I could spend ages going through it all slating it but it's easier to just say I thought it was awful and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone......unless I hated them

    If you are after a travel vice the caimore version of the snowbee traveller is worth looking at, two friends have them and they are well used with no problems.

  6. #16
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    Default Re: Cina Marco Polo Kit?

    But! That's only my opinion......others might think it's great value (obviously mad) and it's your money your spending, if you get it cheap and don't like it you will probably get most of your money back selling it on.

    Try and buy direct from China, it's the cheapest way.

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    Default Re: Cina Marco Polo Kit?

    I was one of the ten. Bought out of curiosity for £85. The design is brilliant as it's a rip off of one of the best designers of fly kit, C&F. The material quality is poor in some items. But, for the majority of its pieces this isn't an issue. The vice jaws were fine and the vice very stable. I didn't use The scissors as I was always going to sell it on, but they are a common profile that can be replaced from the excellent £5 Cainmores upwards. All in all, I consider it a bargain if under a hundred quid and you reside in a shoebox.... I doubt any of us really, really need a travel vice but the world would be less without it. A superb trinket
    Growing old disgracefully!

  8. #18

    Default Re: Cina Marco Polo Kit?

    I would like the case to put my own stuff in, any idea where I would get an empty one?

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    Default Re: Cina Marco Polo Kit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Skinny Buzzer View Post
    I would like the case to put my own stuff in, any idea where I would get an empty one?


    The case is almost identical to a large C and F fly box...


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    Default Re: Cina Marco Polo Kit?

    Quote Originally Posted by green stick View Post
    The case is almost identical to a large C and F fly box...


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
    It is a large, waterproof C&F fly box!

    I doubt you'd be able to obtain a 'replacement' foam insert but, possibly, you could cut a foam insert yourself.

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