I've got several high end tenkara rods and bought a Maxcatch for my kids. It's absolutely fine, a bit on the heavy and stiff side but robust and easy to use. Worth a punt. Not the best for casting level lines but it can cast a #4.
If you're going to try tenkara there's loads of...
I haven't used the Maxcatch nymph rods but there is a lot of discussion about them on their Facebook page. It seems that the Nano Nymph is by far the best, the Farglory is thought of as a bit floppy and the new In Touch (which I was interested in) is described as very top heavy. As...
Hope you like the jacket - I´ve got the same one, without the hood, and it´s great - the colour is a bit bright, though. I normally wear mine with a wading jacket over the top, so it doesn´t really matter.
Allen Fly Fishing, a forum sponsor, have most of their clothing for sale at a silly price. I´ve got a few of their shirts, jackets and long johns and I can highly recommend them ( I bought most of them when they were much more expensive). Limited sizes in some of their stuff, though. The...
Another vote for Gary Marshall. I found him great to communicate with and very willing to give advice and listen to what I wanted from the rod. The finished rod looks excellent and fishes exactly the way I wanted it to. I got mine about 18 months ago and I think the waiting list at that time was...
I´ve got 3 cane rods, all made by British makers - 2 by Gary Marshall, 1 by Tim Harris. I find them excellent, they look great and fish beautifully. I couldn´t be happier.
I can´t help noticing that over the pond (e.g.on the Classic Rod Forum) there is very little mention of British...
I´ve got the Wychwood you´re looking at. I like it a lot but I don´t think there´d be room in the back for a jacket and fleece. It has a bit more storage than a standard vest but nowhere near as much as a dedicated rucksack.
I also have the Fishpond Wildhorse, which has loads of space but...
I´ve been tenkara fishing for two or three years. Started thinking about it during a long winter, watched loads of online videos and got my stuff organised for the new season. If you´re used to regular fly fishing you should pick it up quickly. It´s very effective and good fun, but doesn´t...
Just an update as to how far I´ve got. After this post I sent a few mails to various companies, but in the middle of it all my laptop went belly up and I had to fork out for a new one.
I then flogged a load of stuff on ebay to get the money for the new rod and finally got around to...
Completely agree about S.Korean rods - I have a Hardy Ultralite that is fantastic and the new Douglas Sky G is supposed to be great as well.
I´ll let you know what I decide on in the end .