That would be interesting for sure. Yellowstone Angler usually includes a "cheaper" rod, the Echo Base in its various weights has been in a few shootouts, these rods get good comments but are well down the table in overall rating.I'd love to see a shakey or maxcatch mixed in with the herd, all white washed and identical fittings???
The 2020 5 weight rod review has a disproportionate amount of expensive rods with fewer middle of the range rods. Rarlier 5 weight shootouts had more middle of the range rods, these guys now include more of the expensive rods as there are bigger margins to be made. Why don't we petition Yellowstone Angler and ask for a shootout with rods under 100 quid. Realistically I can't see them including Maxcatch rods as they do not include rods sold just through the internet, tackle has to be available for sale through tackle shops to be included in their shootout.