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    Quote Originally Posted by eddleston123 View Post
    Now, for the sake of this example, forget about the manufacturers costs, Selling price, or performance of their rods, comparisons, etc,.

    Let's have a look at down to earth prices charged by retailers.

    I will give you one example.

    A Greys GR50 single handed rod - 9' 5# shown in Sportifish catalogue and Glasgow Angling Centre's catalogue @ 150.00 (the most recent catalogues that I have been sent)

    This (same) rod is advertised @ 115.00 by 'Uttings' in the most recent Trout and Salmon mag. A massive saving of some 35.00 for exactly the same product.

    The above, is only one example of the vast disparity in pricing between game fishing retailers, I could spend all night giving many similar examples.

    We do not have much control over the manufactures pricing of rods, but we all have the ability to 'Shop Around' - Which, sadly many of us simply do not do.

    This post does not really comply with the 'Cost of Rods' thread idea, but could save you a substantial amount of money, by realising that your favoured rod could cost you a lot less elsewhere!
    Thanks for that, but there's a few of points to be made

    1. Greys is not a premium rod. Not actually even mid price, they're quite low price. Price controls on low price rods are not very important - so long as you stick above a minimum limit that maintains the market level decided by the manufacturer. Wholesale prices pretty much determines this lower level and its market positioning. Charge what you like but most will go for rrp or there abouts until they get a nod from the manufacturer.

    2. At the moment something is going on with Greys GR50 . They're discounting very hard, salmon rods especially - almost buy one get two free. This usually means that they're bringing out a new range and clearing stock. Good time to buy.

    3. The real premium brands don't discount and they maintain retail prices. They have to to maintain prices to maintain their premium image. They will only discount to clear stock, either unpopular sizes (size 5 boots) or to make space for new versions. They pay the retailers to do this.

    Timing is everything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by swanlee View Post
    I live in York and has Chas built me an 8ft 4/5 weight on the mentioned Harrisons blank. I'd highly recommend his service, he also re-builds rods and builds on cane and glass. He now works from home as sadly the floods of 2015 closed his shop for good. He's great to deal with and wil build you exactly what you want. He could easily charge a lot more than he does.
    If I wanted a 'custom' rod Burns would be my first choice. The Atomsix ones are 500 quid up, which to me is far too high for what they are even though I could afford it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanlee View Post
    I live in York and has Chas built me an 8ft 4/5 weight on the mentioned Harrisons blank. I'd highly recommend his service, he also re-builds rods and builds on cane and glass. He now works from home as sadly the floods of 2015 closed his shop for good. He's great to deal with and wil build you exactly what you want. He could easily charge a lot more than he does.
    Burns isn't charging enough to my mind. He advertises his lowest price rod as 155, but if you take a 9 #5 as more representative, it's 235.

    Lorhic Trout Fly Rods

    This new range of three and four piece fly rods are crisper, lighter and stronger and can match anything on the world stage that costs twice or even three times the price. By using new prepegs with different lay-ups and low weight extra wide carbon tapes these rods combine power and speed with total control, yet retain their feel keeping the caster in touch with the line. All rods are supplied in a quality cloth bag, rigid plastic tube with either silver or black end-cap and as with all Burns rods only the highest quality rings, fittings and corks are used.

    That's a very low price for an individually built, custom rod and it gives more confirmation to the fact that component costs are not particularly significant in fly rods.

    I'm be tempted to buy one just to support what he's doing.

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    I’m just about to pack a #5 Burns LorHic for this mornings trip up to Bolton Abbey, I’m taking it in case it’s windy ( it’s blowing a bit here and this afternoons forecast the same ). If it’s not windy I’ll be using a #4 Zenith bought for 45% of list at the end of the product life cycle . For what it’s worth my take on getting a good performance to price ratio is not to be an early adopter of the latest and greatest . Being 3 or four years behind the “ cutting edge “ puts me into a position to get nice kit at not silly prices .

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    It would appear Marc that you can afford anything the world has to offer. It's not quite the same for the majority. Perhaps your post might be more helpful if they reflected that.

    Not everyone can afford 4000 for a ticket for the Test or any rod that has been made. Enjoy your lifestyle but reflect on the less fortunate. Enjoy

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    Quote Originally Posted by linkledger View Post
    It would appear Marc that you can afford anything the world has to offer. It's not quite the same for the majority. Perhaps your post might be more helpful if they reflected that.

    Not everyone can afford 4000 for a ticket for the Test or any rod that has been made. Enjoy your lifestyle but reflect on the less fortunate. Enjoy
    Course I can't.

    As for the 'majority' I do more than 'reflect'. I give a little money to a couple of UK charities at Christmas on a 'There but for the grace of God go I" basis.Though I don't give 'third world' dictators money to stash in Swiss banks

    In fact my income since I retired (I do still work occasionally) is slightly lower than the national average wage. But expenses are less when not working (no NI, no pension scheme to contribute to, no travel to work, etc) and my wife has an income too, though also retired.

    And who's talking about 4000 pound rods replaced every year?

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    It actually says a 4000 ticket for the Test, I think that is what you said you paid. And I believe you mentioned a very overpriced cane rod also that you could afford but wouldn't buy.

    Apologies if I am misrepresenting you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by linkledger View Post
    It actually says a 4000 ticket for the Test, I think that is what you said you paid. And I believe you mentioned a very overpriced cane rod also that you could afford but wouldn't buy.

    Apologies if I am misrepresenting you.
    Yeah, that is what I pay.

    The overpriced one was a carbon rod. Though I didn't say so as we were mostly talking about carbon rods at the time. It wasn't high priced by top Sage etc. standards but the Burns rods, also made on good quality 'bought in' blanks, are much lower cost. Half the completed rod price for their top ones.

    You weren't deliberate misrepresenting me, I never made things fully clear but was happy to do so. I have cut down on the sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll

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