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Maxcatch fly rods and reels

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I'm enjoying my fly fishing more and more.
I currently have a 6# weight rod (Orvis) but thinking about getting a 3# rod for lighter work. Fancy targeting Grayling on the fly.

I'm hearing more and more about Maxcatch gear.
Very cost effective and apparently really good quality.

Does anyone have any of their kit?
What does it perform like?
Would you recommend ?

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I used to do alot of fly fishing years ago but fell out of love with it. I sold nearly everything I owned but held onto one rod due to sentimental value.
Got a cheap maxcatch 3/4 reel last year for it. Used it a few times and absolutely no issues with it.

Extrememly good value for the money.Even if i got back into it a bit more i would have no desire to upgrade but i have only used it it for a few sessions
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Appreciate the feedback 👍

Just been looking at their Predator fly rod. Looks nice so getting tempted
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I've got a £35 maxcatch premier 9' for a 8wt . I'd say it easily compares to mid price (say £200)rods in action and finish.
Also had a Gold flyline which is nice .
Delivery was slow .
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Thanks for the feedback Barry.
I was looking at the Premier range.

You can buy Maxcatch off Amazon. It's a little more expensive than buying direct but you can get it delivered much quicker.

I have read that the delivery is snail pace at best
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I've a couple of there avid reels in 5/6wt and a coyoke of their glass rods in 7' #3 and 8'6 #6 the 6 is God dam awful so much so I stripped it back to a blank and rebuilt it. Think they still use a couple of my photos on their website of the glass rods.

The predator is ok, I've had a cast with a mates but out of the predator and the salt pro I'd take the salt pro.

To be honest though the rod to an extent could be anything in the 8 - 10wt bracket (for pike) same with the reel as it only holds your line. The part of the setup that will dictate how easy and enjoyable it is to use is the fly line itself you could have an £800 rod but if the line isn't up to loading it or handles poorly in cold weather then it's pointless.

A lot of modern grayling fishing is French/euro nymphing which doesn't use the fly line at all unless you Czech nymph. Most modern euro styles utilise an extra long leader combined with a long light line rod. 10' #3 being what would probably be accepted as the industry standard these days. It is good fun and depending on the stock on your river can be absolutely devastating for numbers of fish. Probably the easiest method to get someone new to fly fishing catching fish as there's no real casting involved

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MScustomflies wrote: Tue Mar 02 2021 20:55 -
I've a couple of there avid reels in 5/6wt and a coyoke of their glass rods in 7' #3 and 8'6 #6 the 6 is God dam awful so much so I stripped it back to a blank and rebuilt it. Think they still use a couple of my photos on their website of the glass rods.

The predator is ok, I've had a cast with a mates but out of the predator and the salt pro I'd take the salt pro.

To be honest though the rod to an extent could be anything in the 8 - 10wt bracket (for pike) same with the reel as it only holds your line. The part of the setup that will dictate how easy and enjoyable it is to use is the fly line itself you could have an £800 rod but if the line isn't up to loading it or handles poorly in cold weather then it's pointless.

A lot of modern grayling fishing is French/euro nymphing which doesn't use the fly line at all unless you Czech nymph. Most modern euro styles utilise an extra long leader combined with a long light line rod. 10' #3 being what would probably be accepted as the industry standard these days. It is good fun and depending on the stock on your river can be absolutely devastating for numbers of fish. Probably the easiest method to get someone new to fly fishing catching fish as there's no real casting involved

Hope that helps
Thanks for the reply and information.
Really useful
Much appreciated
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No problem mate
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Anyone know the latest discount code for Maxcatch ?
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the code was website not sure if its still the same. As a beginner fly chucker I've brought lines, reels and bit and bobs, always been good to my eye. Never had a problem with orders and they chuck in some freebies sometimes which is a nice touch.
If they did pike gear I think must of us would be happy with most of it at the price point.
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Dean0 wrote: Wed Mar 27 2024 17:48 -
the code was website not sure if its still the same. As a beginner fly chucker I've brought lines, reels and bit and bobs, always been good to my eye. Never had a problem with orders and they chuck in some freebies sometimes which is a nice touch.
If they did pike gear I think must of us would be happy with most of it at the price point.

Thanks will see if anyone else comes up with something as well, already have the premier rod for pike, very nice for the money
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The rods aren’t bad for the money. The reels are fine.

The big deal is their lines - very good quality copies (tapers etc) of Rio etc. They are completely altering the dynamics of the fly line market.

Rio have tried to raise the cost of lines recently and Airflo etc have followed them up. We will end up with a two tier market with a choice between either very expensive branded lines or very cheap copies that are nearly as good…….I now refuse to pay the money for Rio lines as they are ridiculously expensive.
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Dean0 wrote: Wed Mar 27 2024 17:48 -
the code was website not sure if its still the same. As a beginner fly chucker I've brought lines, reels and bit and bobs, always been good to my eye. Never had a problem with orders and they chuck in some freebies sometimes which is a nice touch.
If they did pike gear I think must of us would be happy with most of it at the price point.
You can use one of there salt water rods for Pike. I have the Salt Pro in a #9, paired with there general purpose salt water lines, in a #9. Though it feels heavier than other #9s I have.

They are fine as knock about rods, they don't have the finish of other rods I have. And the lines are not as robust as say the vision lines I have on other set ups. But I honestly don't think you can go wrong with them to start with.
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Monts wrote: Thu Mar 28 2024 09:19 -
Dean0 wrote: Wed Mar 27 2024 17:48 -
the code was website not sure if its still the same. As a beginner fly chucker I've brought lines, reels and bit and bobs, always been good to my eye. Never had a problem with orders and they chuck in some freebies sometimes which is a nice touch.
If they did pike gear I think must of us would be happy with most of it at the price point.
You can use one of there salt water rods for Pike. I have the Salt Pro in a #9, paired with there general purpose salt water lines, in a #9. Though it feels heavier than other #9s I have.

They are fine as knock about rods, they don't have the finish of other rods I have. And the lines are not as robust as say the vision lines I have on other set ups. But I honestly don't think you can go wrong with them to start with.

I am ordering the Salt Pro in a #8 for carp and bass, I certainly wouldn't pay huge amounts for high end named brands in these higher weights unless I were using them very regularly
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Catfish Paul wrote: Sat Feb 27 2021 21:35 -
I'm enjoying my fly fishing more and more.
I currently have a 6# weight rod (Orvis) but thinking about getting a 3# rod for lighter work. Fancy targeting Grayling on the fly.

I'm hearing more and more about Maxcatch gear.
Very cost effective and apparently really good quality.

Does anyone have any of their kit?
What does it perform like?
Would you recommend ?

Thanks
.

Might be a bit late for you but…They do a multi (5) piece nymphing rod called Farglory for about £60. The best thing about it is
one of the combinations is a 9ft 4 piece 3#, which is very nice. Free delivery 7-10 days.
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I would reccomend most of their carbon rods and lines. All very good value for money. Their clear inters are the only poor line they sell. If you arent fussed about tapers, the eco lines are great, i actually like the long head WF if the eco.

I have handled a few of their reels, all look OK for the money.

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I've got a caged reel and it's fine and the drag seems smooth and was what was expected. The fly lines however are excellent and I'm using the Floating Gold 7wt. Casts like a dream, low diameter and supple. Easily as good as my Courtlans and Rio lines at a fraction of the price. I'm also trying out their flouro tippet at the moment and so far so good.
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Ordered some bits and the 15% discount code is still ... website
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