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    Maxcatch

    Have you tried contacting them Willie? I saw another member did when his order was a few weeks old and they sent a new parcel out Express.... Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Maxcatch

    They obviously use multiple routes and carriers. Mine was ordered on June 4 and made it to Stansted last night. I used the delay code and free shipping but it’s coming via FedEx. The order contains two rod and reel sets plus other bits and pieces. According to the tracking it went from Qingdao...
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    Maxcatch

    No problem here, been checking mine ever since I got the shipping notification! Ordered June 4, it’s made it’s way across China to Germany, left there this afternoon and is due here Monday. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Guideline Elevation

    Hi Keith, yes, other than that everything looks fine, all the eyes are smooth and secure, and it really is light! Haven’t had a chance to fling line with the reel yet, but the drag is good and I like the quiet ‘click’. My gripe with the reel is that if you want to change the cassette you have...
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    Guideline Elevation

    I snapped up one of these in the sale at John Norris recently and have only really had a good look at it today. The rod sections aren’t smooth, but instead have a constant ridge so that if you run a fingernail down the length you can feel and hear as you go over each one. Also, there are no...
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    Maxcatch

    I’ve got the Avid reel in my order, due by Monday, so will let you know how it is when it turns up... Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Maxcast rods. For resevoir fishing

    I’ve ordered a 9’ 6wt rod and reel set from them, due by Monday, so will hopefully be able to try it out next week... Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Flyaking solo?

    My kayak, like most who fish from theirs, is the “sit on top” variety, so you can’t fall “out”, only “off”, and it’s much easier to get back on than it would be to get back in a boat if you fell out. When sea fishing it’s not uncommon to fall off if you’re badly positioned in a swell, and I...
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    Flyaking solo?

    Hi all, I’ve done sea fishing from my kayak, both in groups and solo (while my partner scuba’d close by), but so far haven’t managed to get out fly fishing from the kayak. Figured this would be the year, but I’ve discovered that my local water has a buddy system in place for kayak fishing, so...
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    Maxcatch

    That’s encouraging, I ordered a bunch of stuff yesterday so we’ll see how long it takes! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Blagdon Lakes open?

    Hi all, My brother lives in North Wilts and is trying to find out what fisheries are open near him. He's found one in Devizes but that's it so far. Is Blagdon Lakes open, and if so what are the rules? Anyone know where else might be open in the Wiltshire area? Thanks! :)
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    Pre-made tapered leaders/tippets or 'cut your own'?

    As a new fly fisher, I've previously used pre-made tapered leaders/tippets for my freshwater fishing. While out last year, an angler (who'd already caught his bag, and was waiting for his fishing buddy to catch) came over for a chat. We talked about how he'd caught his bag and he offered up...
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    Recommendations for a 9’ #6 rod for Stillwater?

    Will do Roger! Btw I found a blog (chucking fluff.com) that had a rod review page listing the weight of the Clearwater. It lists the 9ft 5wt as 3.25oz, which is around 92g, 20g heavier than the Elevation... I’ll bookmark the John Norris site and keep checking back on availability.... :)...
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    Recommendations for a 9’ #6 rod for Stillwater?

    The guideline offer on John Norris has obviously been well received as most are now sold! :) I’ve snapped up a 9ft 5wt to try against my Recon, and will then see if I want to get a 9’9” 6wt, assuming there’s still stock somewhere! :) Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Recommendations for a 9’ #6 rod for Stillwater?

    Thanks for the replies so far folks, definitely some great ideas! Roger, I don’t suppose you know how the Guideline Elevation stacks up next to the Orvis Clearwater? I’ve tried looking for reviews but as most reviewers seem to be US based there don’t seem many for the Guideline rods... The...
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    Recommendations for a 9’ #6 rod for Stillwater?

    I currently have a greys gr70 9’6” #7 and an Orvis Recon 9’ #5 rod. I’m thinking of getting a 9’ #6 and was looking at the Orvis Clearwater as an option. Anyone got any other recommendations at around that price point? I tend to fish stillwater, bank, boat and kayak (when available!) Cheers...
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    How to sell vintage / collectable gear?

    I hope this is permissible in this section! How do you sell vintage and collectable fishing gear? The vast majority of my late uncle's fishing gear was just generic, inexpensive stuff, but one item has turned out to be vintage and collectable. I looked it up on the internet before deciding to...
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    fishing time & tickets (can of worms?)

    Hi all, I hope I'm not opening up the proverbial can of worms here... I'm new to fly fishing, having sea fished (beach and boat) mostly. I'm finding the whole system of tickets to fish a bit weird... There seem to be just two options - a full day, or an 'evening' ticket (usually from 3pm)...
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    Flyaking at Clatworthy (Somerset) not allowed?

    Hi all, I enquired about fly fishing from my SOT kayak at Clatworthy reservoir and have been told by the chairman of the club that as far as he knows, only the boats they supply can be used. He did say it was best to check with the rangers though, and I'll try and find their contact details to...
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    Maddening day at Clatworthy

    My first solo fly fishing day out, Clatworthy reservoir on Bank Holiday Monday. Hot, sunny and barely any wind. Not really the best conditions for fly fishing! :) What little wind there was was either crossing me right to left or in my face; I could barely get the line out 6 feet at first...
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