I was fishing the Clyde one day last season with 2 rods.
1 was a Maxcatch black star and the other an Atomsix. The Maxcatch was OK but not as enjoyable to use as the Atomsix.
Maybe a better caster than me would have got more out of the Maxcatch rod anyway I haven't used the Blackstar since or...
Do you need Info for the next season or is it for fishing over the winter?
If its the latter you are looking at small still waters mostly. You might be able to buy a day ticket for grayling on the Nith.
Selling my Hardy outfit, 10ft 7wt Sintrix Jet that has seen little use, with a Hardy FW DD 6000 reel loaded with a Rio mainstream line.
There is a couple of small chips on the bottom of the reel which I have tried to capture in the photographs.
The line has been used for 1 session.
I bought 1 of these a couple of years ago and thought it was great , however the springs went on the compartments after a month or so and it went straight in the bin.
maybe I was just unlucky?
My friends and I make the trip every year around June to the Halladale and Altnabreac lochs.
I just thought it would make a change for 1 day drifting for salmon. I will ask the River Thurso Company if this is possible.