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#11 argyll

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Posted 07 January 2005 - 03:59 AM

Phil, I checked the Greys website and theres no mention of a ten weight in any of their models. Come to think of it, I've never seen a Shakespeare ten weight either. Are you sure that the John Norris kit is a Shakespeare. Other thing....why do you need a ten weight for grilse/sea trout? I would have thought an eight weight adequate for most circumstances
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Posted 07 January 2005 - 04:23 AM

Phil,
Shakespeare do make a 10# I have one! It's the Xtra Power Special fly.
Nice rod and well finished comes with a Cordura tube as well. I got mine for Pike Fishing but it would be fine for Salmon and Grilse. Probably stop one of those Snook/Bone things as well.
Nice to have a lifetime guarantee, but that's why you pay 600 for a Sage or Loomis. It's got nothing to do with quality, it's just to cover the cost of replacing them.
One thing's for sure 100 or 600 it's the person fishing with it that catches the fish not the rod. It's the rod that can catch the angler.

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Posted 07 January 2005 - 04:30 AM

Look here

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Posted 07 January 2005 - 06:24 PM

Looks nice, havent seen one before.
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Posted 07 January 2005 - 06:39 PM

here's a conundrum, we actually get a run of decent salmon ass well as grilse (upwards of 25lb), the sea trout can also run big (mid teens) so a local angler recommended a 10 weight.

the shop i saw the greys in were recommending that I use a 10 weight rid (the 100 rod), hence I assumed that that is what I would need.
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Posted 07 January 2005 - 06:41 PM

thanks for that colin, but my main issue now is what weight rod to got for if I can get an 8 weight greys with a guarantee for less than the super oojimaflip from shakespeare which may leave me overgunned.
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Posted 07 January 2005 - 08:47 PM

Ring sportfish. Find the number on http://www.sportfish.co.uk and ask for their advice. Get a second opinion.
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Posted 07 January 2005 - 11:11 PM

phil dean:
thanks for that colin, but my main issue now is what weight rod to got for if I can get an 8 weight greys with a guarantee for less than the super oojimaflip from shakespeare which may leave me overgunned.

That's the decision only you can make!
Good luck and I hope it works out OK.

What part of the country do live in? Sportfish have a Pike Fly day on the 22nd of Jan at their Reading shop. It could be a good time to try one out if you are anywhere close.

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Posted 10 January 2005 - 03:41 PM

thanks for the suggestion mate, but I live near carlisle so it's a long way out for me.

I'm going to borrow a rod or two and have a play.
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Posted 13 January 2005 - 01:21 PM

I do not know the area you are fishing but it is always wise to take her out for a test drive before you buy it. Personally I like an undersized rod. It makes the fight more fun. If the fight is over to quickly then you will be doing a lot more casting and less fish fighting. Go light if you can. Also when buying a rod you get what you pay for. If it is on sale great, other wise you are just buying a cheap(er) fly rod.