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#1 Elton

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Posted 09 January 2009 - 04:15 PM

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Can you possibly tell me how good the 'sumo' fly rod is. This rod comes from UK. How expensive is the rod.


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Posted 09 January 2009 - 04:25 PM

This has been taken from Fly Forums UK:
There's loads of threads on here about the Tacklediscounts rods - Nielson, Spring Creek, Sumo Loop, Flextec. I presume this depends on what bunches of blanks come in at any time and then get made up under these various names. All have ridiculous quoted RRPs, but generally sell for between 20-30 it seems. I borrowed a friends Sumo Loop XS 9' 5/6 wt which he picked up for 25 and said I could have for that price if I liked it - it was ok and certainly ok for 25, but I gave it him back as although it was rated 5/6, it was hopeless with a 6wt and needed a 7 wt line to load it and I already have several (better) 7 wt rods. The handle was also unusually fat, but not unpleasant to hold. The blank was light enough, reel fitting ok, rings cheap snakes. Caught 6 fish on it and it handled fine. This mate also has a Spring Creek version (which is a different blank) and he likes it and reckons the line rating is correct, so perhaps they are a bit better.

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Posted 09 January 2009 - 08:33 PM

This has been taken from Fly Forums UK:
There's loads of threads on here about the Tacklediscounts rods - Nielson, Spring Creek, Sumo Loop, Flextec. I presume this depends on what bunches of blanks come in at any time and then get made up under these various names. All have ridiculous quoted RRPs, but generally sell for between 20-30 it seems. I borrowed a friends Sumo Loop XS 9' 5/6 wt which he picked up for 25 and said I could have for that price if I liked it - it was ok and certainly ok for 25, but I gave it him back as although it was rated 5/6, it was hopeless with a 6wt and needed a 7 wt line to load it and I already have several (better) 7 wt rods. The handle was also unusually fat, but not unpleasant to hold. The blank was light enough, reel fitting ok, rings cheap snakes. Caught 6 fish on it and it handled fine. This mate also has a Spring Creek version (which is a different blank) and he likes it and reckons the line rating is correct, so perhaps they are a bit better.

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Like Tony,i have a travel version 5/6 weight rod(under the same umbrella, from tacklediscounts),20 off ebay.Its ok,but like Tony,i struggle with a 6 weight line,ok with a 7 though,no way will it perform with a 5 weight.Rod is finished ok,top section has a nasty habit of flying off unless well put together,just as well its a throw in the case holiday job :lol: If you are limited to 20/30 then i guess they are a reasonable buy.Anything higher than that-you can get better by bying a branded,known name rod-imho.

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 02:36 PM

Noticed this thread getting a few hits today.

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 10:40 AM

Just bought myself an Orvis 10ft 4# and a matching Battenkill wide arbour, a lovely outfit had it out at a commercial put and take yeaterday and it was great fun for stockie bashing.
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Posted 01 May 2010 - 05:07 PM

Just bought myself an Orvis 10ft 4# and a matching Battenkill wide arbour, a lovely outfit had it out at a commercial put and take yeaterday and it was great fun for stockie bashing.

i sometimes air my #3 on the lakes :D
Where were you fishing Tony?

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 10:12 AM

i sometimes air my #3 on the lakes :D
Where were you fishing Tony?

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Just got back from Rochester Sweeps festival so have only just picked up on your post. We were fishing at Newhouse Farm, near Totnes and had a great day the owner spent an hour teaching Sue to cast a fly all free of charge and the lake is in a simply superb setting. I would recommend it to anyone who is down in Devon.


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Posted 03 May 2010 - 06:28 PM

Chubby
Just got back from Rochester Sweeps festival so have only just picked up on your post. We were fishing at Newhouse Farm, near Totnes and had a great day the owner spent an hour teaching Sue to cast a fly all free of charge and the lake is in a simply superb setting. I would recommend it to anyone who is down in Devon.


Tony


Ok Tony
What is your local fishery down in Kent,if i may ask?