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Old 11-25-2023, 07:34 PM
Richard B. Richard B. is offline
 
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Hi folks,

Does anyone have experience with Maxcatch Euronyph rods?

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Old 11-26-2023, 09:22 AM
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They are cheap compared to other popular brands. It depends on how much use you will get and what level your Euro is at. Nice way to get into this area of the sport.
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Old 11-26-2023, 06:16 PM
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I have a 4wt,5wt,6wt and 8wt, in several models from them and have no complaints at all. I did a few reviews on some of their models and reels on my site www.peteward.com in my trad review section . now my experience is limited , as I just started casting flies in the late 50's , with greenheart rods made by my father, and progressed to bamboo, then fiberglass before discovering graphite in the 80's.

The best bang for the buck from maxcatch is the Extreme set for about $100 =- . Rod reel, line, case and more at this price can't be beat. My extreme's cast every bit as good as my Fenwick, and TFO rods at a fraction of the cost.

I used to buy $50.00 lines in the 70's and 80's now I have every rod set up with weight foreward , slow sink, fast sink, and floating lines on very inexpensive maxcatch Eco reels . Their $cheap lines are just as good as the big name expensive lines that I used to buy.

A good friend tried my 5wt extreme,eco reel, and $10 lines trout fishing and said it casts every bit as good as his $700 sage.with an expensive line and reel . I use a 6wt, and 8wt for walleye and pike , never a complaint.

Amazon has a couple other company's selling the maxcatch name at inflated prices, shop wisely, or just shop direct from China . They also send your order free shipping, and I found them very quick and reliable.

I see no reason to think the Euronymph will not be a very good rod too .


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Old 11-26-2023, 08:14 PM
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Pete do you find that the fly lines crack quickly?
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Old 11-27-2023, 02:29 PM
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Pete do you find that the fly lines crack quickly?
So far I have not cracked a line and I have about 20 of their lines. I do clean my fly lines regurarly with armourall on a cleaning patch. Fly fishing does not need to be expensive. And don't forget you can buy 4 or 5 maxcatch lines for the price of 1 name brand line like Scientific anglers etc.
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Old 11-27-2023, 07:01 PM
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Pete,
I wandered through your sire and canít find any reviews except for food.
Please point out your review of equipment.

Don
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Old 11-27-2023, 10:27 PM
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Pete,
I wandered through your sire and canít find any reviews except for food.
Please point out your review of equipment.

Don
Found them Don

Maxcatch 8wt Blackstar fly rod/Toro reel ,Eco Flyline
http://peteward.com/2017reviews/Maxc...blackstar.html

Maxcatch 9' 5wt fly rod combination kit
http://peteward.com/2017reviews/Test.maxcatch.html
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Old 11-28-2023, 07:58 AM
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This is the review I would expect for a $20 line:

3.0 out of 5 stars Good for short term use
Reviewed in Canada on January 2, 2020
Colour Name: Fly Line-Moss GreenSize : WF8F-100FTVerified Purchase
Used for 3 months during salmon and steelhead season; performed fine; line cracking throughout at this time so will need to replace; for the price is fine to have to change after so little time after frequent fishing including winter
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Old 11-28-2023, 09:23 AM
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Good starting point. I would encourage you to check out reviews on several brands, go to local shops, and chat with the guys. As you evolve in the sport and your skills develop, you may want to eventually grow into higher-end equipment. The analogy I give in my casting classes is that there are tools branded from Walmart/Canadian Tire and tools from Milwaukee and Snap-on. Only a tradesman will see the difference.
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Old 12-02-2023, 08:01 PM
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Thanks for the helpful replies. I'll ponder it some but am inclined to buy from a local fly shop.
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Old 12-03-2023, 02:26 PM
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The rod i had snapped in half on its first real hook set.
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Old 12-03-2023, 04:18 PM
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Ouch°°°°°
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Old 12-03-2023, 07:37 PM
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I've used them and like them.
eight for weight they cast s well as my more expensive rods, handle fish well, and the price is right.
I am not in the market for another rod but if I were I would not hesitate to buy a Maxcast outfit.
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Old 12-19-2023, 05:09 PM
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While I have never had the opportunity to cast a MaxCatch fly rod, I hope to someday meet someone that has one. I have cast many fly rods and there have been only one or two that I found horrible. From what I have read, I have to believe that MaxCatch rods will be very functional and definitely are full value. I, like many, many others have bought into the "Big Brand" marketing, but I have a few "lower end" rods that perform just as well as the high dollar ones. If I had need (and I definitely don't) for another fly rod or two, I would definitely purchase a MaxCatch, even just for the experience.
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Old 12-20-2023, 07:05 PM
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I bought an 8 1/2' 4w - so I'll put it to the test against my other rods and post the results.
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Old 12-20-2023, 11:26 PM
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i was going up the stikine on a moose hunt . so i bought a maxcatch 4 piece 6 wt . caught grayling tell my arm was sore ..rods great .
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