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Not yet received my confirmation email from them showing tracking info from my purchase on Friday , have any of you good people had a similar problem?
 

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Not yet received my confirmation email from them showing tracking info from my purchase on Friday , have any of you good people had a similar problem?

I placed an order on Friday and received the confirmation/tracking number on Saturday morning. I also emailed them about something else and received a response within a day, so might be worth sending them a message.
 

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Not yet received my confirmation email from them showing tracking info from my purchase on Friday , have any of you good people had a similar problem?
I placed an order yesterday Noel and had confirmation and a tracking no. overnight. Have you checked the order on your account?

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Not yet received my confirmation email from them showing tracking info from my purchase on Friday , have any of you good people had a similar problem?

I had a problem with an order, I gave it a couple of months as it was in the covid lockdown times, I asked them nicely if everyone was ok at their end (by messenger) as I hadn't received my order.

They apologised and it was resent with the usual goodies
 

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I placed an order yesterday Noel and had confirmation and a tracking no. overnight. Have you checked the order on your account?

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The track7 is just not showing anything .
Richdem thank you for your reply , this is the 1st time in 3 yrs of dealing with them that something like this has happened .
Paul it was only Friday that I put the order in so not worrying yet .
 

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They're supple, lie straight, keep straight and float well. Deterioration is average, you'll get a season if you hammer one line, more if you spare them and look after them. True to rod weight in my experience also a fraction of the price of the competition.
About nails it, but don’t forget the ‘ healthy wheat spool ‘…🙂
 

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Has anyone used the Competition Nano fly rods? I'm considering the 8wt. Thanks!
 

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They're supple, lie straight, keep straight and float well. Deterioration is average, you'll get a season if you hammer one line, more if you spare them and look after them. True to rod weight in my experience also a fraction of the price of the competition.
All the above is correct with my experience of the DT although I didn't like the gold as it was overweight and hit the water like a brick, compared to my previous SA DT line the maxcatch one does need more maintenance and regular cleaning, it picks up a lot of dirt and gets a bit screechy through the guides after a few days use.
 

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All the above is correct with my experience of the DT although I didn't like the gold as it was overweight and hit the water like a brick, compared to my previous SA DT line the maxcatch one does need more maintenance and regular cleaning, it picks up a lot of dirt and gets a bit screechy through the guides after a few days use.
I haven't found the MC lines to require more maintenance than others but I do have one of their #6 clear intermediates which hits the water hard regardless of how it's cast. This was a replacement for another intermediate line which was faulty, the external element of the line had peeled away from the core after a few casts.
They're good at replacing stuff which doesn't work, I'd explain what you're experiencing and see if the replacement behaves in the same way, the gold I bought, also in a #6 lands as you'd expect a line to.
 

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I haven't found the MC lines to require more maintenance than others but I do have one of their #6 clear intermediates which hits the water hard regardless of how it's cast. This was a replacement for another intermediate line which was faulty, the external element of the line had peeled away from the core after a few casts.
They're good at replacing stuff which doesn't work, I'd explain what you're experiencing and see if the replacement behaves in the same way, the gold I bought, also in a #6 lands as you'd expect a line to.
My experience of the gold lines were from about 2018 and they've since been moved on, I believe the gold's are 1/2# heavier?! All my rods have REC single foot guides which are sensitive to dirty lines, probably why I noticed the difference with the Maxcatch line and the amount of cleaning needed.
 

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My last order is stuck in their local customs, the 1st order in 2 years to be delayed .
 

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My experience of the gold lines were from about 2018 and they've since been moved on, I believe the gold's are 1/2# heavier?! All my rods have REC single foot guides which are sensitive to dirty lines, probably why I noticed the difference with the Maxcatch line and the amount of cleaning needed.

This is the trouble with being a consumer rather than a tackle dealer, you only get to use the gear you and your friends buy rather than a wide range which would enable better comparisons. My opinion on tackle - and a wide range of other unrelated topics 😬 - is totally subjective and very limited, perhaps it should come with a health warning to that effect!

I didn't know gold lines had increased their weight, not helpful, if my casting's off I tend to blame myself for half a day before I start blaming the tackle.

There's a lot of value in organised meets, maybe it's something forum members should think about, a good opportunity to try different set ups and socialise.
 

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This is the trouble with being a consumer rather than a tackle dealer, you only get to use the gear you and your friends buy rather than a wide range which would enable better comparisons. My opinion on tackle - and a wide range of other unrelated topics 😬 - is totally subjective and very limited, perhaps it should come with a health warning to that effect!

I didn't know gold lines had increased their weight, not helpful, if my casting's off I tend to blame myself for half a day before I start blaming the tackle.

There's a lot of value in organised meets, maybe it's something forum members should think about, a good opportunity to try different set ups and socialise.
I'll book a ticket to that once its safe.. 👍
 

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I didn't know gold lines had increased their weight, not helpful, if my casting's off I tend to blame myself for half a day before I start blaming the tackle.

The Maxcatch Gold is a straight copy of the RIO Gold which is half a weight over. So their #5 is still a #5 but it's right at the edge of being a #6. The range for a #5 is 134 to 146 grains with a target of 140. Both Maxcatch and RIO claim their lines are 146 grains.

I've never measured either.
 
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