Actually I do not. I HAVE used their leaders in the past, but have found better since. I have no Maxcatch products of any description and have not used any for the whole of this season. Furthermore, I have no intention of using their products in the foreseeable future. So, I have not lied, I am not by nature a liar. There is a difference in what I USED to use and what I DO use. An apology might be acceptable, but I doubt any of you will have the decency.×
Truth is one of the defences to libel Bob! It does appear by your own words that you do use "Maxcrap" products
Apologies and decency aren't strong points of yours Bob, I have no problem with apologies when I'm in the wrong unlike you.Actually I do not. I HAVE used their leaders in the past, but have found better since. I have no Maxcatch products of any description and have not used any for the whole of this season. Furthermore, I have no intention of using their products in the foreseeable future. So, I have not lied, I am not by nature a liar. There is a difference in what I USED to use and what I DO use. An apology might be acceptable, but I doubt any of you will have the decency.
Didn't you buy their tapered leaders for your guiding?Only if you have fished every make of line in every size and profile would you be qualified to make that statement, so how many hours have you fished with Rio lines? I don't fish with Rio lines or leaders for that matter, but I don't use Maxcrap products either.
I'm eagerly awaiting delivery of my first one.they will all be replaced with Maxcatch Gold lines.
I can understand a lot of what you say Sean but, so many of the big names like Hardy Loop, and Orvis are having their products made in the Far East.For me it’s a personal choice. I’m happy to pay for a line not made in a third world country or by someone earning a £1 a day. Rio, SA, Sage etc will be paying workers a fair salary with a pension plan and possibly healthcare. I’d sooner see it in their pockets than another faceless Chinese corporation. The big brands are popular because they make good products and you can see that every member of the team is a keen fisherman. I could name a fair few of the designers and big wigs at these companies and I’m sure other could too, not the case with Maxcatch.
With Maxcatch it just feels like there is no passion and all they want to do is undercut the market until they are the only ones left. The local tackle shop as a way of selling gear to the consumer is already on its last legs, soon it will be all online and that is down to us as the consumers. I’m only in my mid/late 20’s and even since I started fishing as a kid I’ve seen my local tackle shops go one by one, others reduced to half their size and those that are left are a shadow of their former selves.
I work hard and do crazy shifts for my money so I’m more than happy to piss some of it away on the latest and greatest as long as they are there to keep producing stuff for tackle tarts like me!
According to Rio's website:Does anyone know where the so called Big Brands are made. Probably in the same factory as all the others. Trainers are a typical product made for peanuts sold for a vast profit.
I can see your point with Hardy, I begrudgingly bought their smuggler (great rod) as it was the best on the market and I can’t find one western company that makes one. I’m tempted to order one from Mike McFarland.I can understand a lot of what you say Sean but, so many of the big names like Hardy Loop, and Orvis are having their products made in the Far East.
Lets take just one small product a pair of line nippers that Loop have produced over there, RRP from Loop £34.95.
EXACTLY the same nippers, no doubt produced by Maxcatch for Loop are
£12, nearly 2/3rds less and free delivery?
i too like my expensive gear, top end reels being my weakness, and some rods, but it does make me cringe a little at times when I see a new Hardy reel for £450 and it was only designed in the UK, not built.
Who's the real exploiter there?
SA & Cortland lines are all made in the US as well...According to Rio's website:
No matter what line family, price level or quality RIO fly line you choose, you can fish happy in the knowledge that every single fly line is made in our Idaho Falls facility – close to the banks of our premium testing grounds, the Henry’s Fork and the South Fork of the Snake in Idaho.
I know that, Mayfly are obviously paying the wages of the local lads that work for Airflo. It can only be a good thing in my book as Mayfly will take them to new heights.I think you mean the Rocky Mountains not the Brecon Beacons. Mayfly Outdoors own Abel, Ross and Airflo.