Cheap fiberglass 3-weight?

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Your Maxcatch doesn’t have spigot ferrules? I thought you had the 7’ 3wt too?
tip over but..you just made me look thru 1 diff. rods to find it and check it out.... you are one mean person 8 foot 6 in 5 peice 3 weight. and a foot wt..the pnly one in my collection with spigots is the cabela's 6 foot 6 4 wt
 

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tip over but..you just made me look thru 1 diff. rods to find it and check it out.... you are one mean person 8 foot 6 in 5 peice 3 weight. and a foot wt..the pnly one in my collection with spigots is the cabela's 6 foot 6 4 wt
Not really sure what you mean, I just remember you saying this:
i have 2 maxcatch rods.. for the past year. 9 foot 5 weight glass, and a 7 foot 3 weight in glass.. they work just fine.. cast well..i enjoy using my 9 foot 5 weight glass on shad.. and meadow for trout.. and the 3 weight is great on small streams and panfish... just because the rod does not cost over $400 doesnt make it a bad rod,,, my maxcatch rods have never let me down, and my freinds like to borrow it all the time.. and a few have bought the maxcatch rods...i have a few $$$ rods.. and i switch back and froth between the rods, and never noticed a diff ... and last week i was on putah creek with with my maxcatch 9 foot 5 weight glass rod.. and caught 6 trout.. the biggest was 20 inchs long about 3 pounds i think... did the fish think 'well should i got to the more pricey rod that guy has , or the cheaper rod?? ' no the fish went for the fly..... does a 100,000 dollar car make you a better driver than someone in a honda civic? if you think a very expensive rod will make you a better fly fisher person.. then by all means ..go for it remember its all marketing,,,the sage blank when they made.. it cost hundreds of dollars on carbon/ glass fiber?...i have a hard time beleiving that one
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i gave the 7 foot 3 weight to a freind.. he wont return it.. he like on the small streams we fish on in sacramento/ roseville area.. i just use my orvis superfine 8'6" 2 weight.. i wont let him 'borrow it ' lol.. i dont mind. he likes the rod,and did not cost much..he has had it for a year now :) (y)
 

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i gave the 7 foot 3 weight to a freind.. he wont return it.. he like on the small streams we fish on in sacramento/ roseville area.. i just use my orvis superfine 8'6" 2 weight.. i wont let him 'borrow it ' lol.. i dont mind. he likes the rod,and did not cost much..he has had it for a year now :) (y)
Ah I see, well sorry for making you go through all your rods!

Anyways, I wrote a review but then I thought it was too harsh so I deleted it. I guess my expectations were too high. It's a cheaply made rod and priced accordingly, that's all I'm gonna say. Will you catch fewer fish with a cheap rod? Not as long as you like it. When I was young my grandpa always told me "the lure you believe in always catches the most fish because you fish it so much harder". I guess I'm a victim of marketing and don't believe in cheap stuff so if I get skunked using a cheap rod I'd blame it on that and throw it in the garbage. Better to just return it and get my money back. "Buy once, cry once" etc.

 

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it was only 13 rods..i know folks with 3 or 4 times as many.. anyway gave me time to catalog them,, make sure did not loose any..so no worries mate(y)
 

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Well she’s here! Spent 30min on my lawn casting it and absolutely love it. Fiberglass definitely fits my casting style more than graphite. It’s very, hmm how do I put this, buttery soft to cast. It feels more than a 3wt though, put a wf 4wt on and it works great.

Blank looks almost identical to the Maxcatch except the spigots. Reel seat and cork handle has a much better quality and finish to it though and so does the carrying case. Plus you get an extra top section.

Moonshine Revival and TFO BVK SD:
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All thogether with line etc the whole outfit cost me just shy of $500 so I’m not sure it qualifies to be in this thread anymore though...
 

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If the Moonshine doesn't work out, either maybe try the Orvis Superfine Glass. The 4 wt gets good reviews.
 

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If the Moonshine doesn't work out, either maybe try the Orvis Superfine Glass. The 4 wt gets good reviews.
Worked great! Used it on the water for the first time yesterday and had a blast. Even caught a brown and a sunfish
 

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All together with line etc the whole outfit cost me just shy of $500 so I’m not sure it qualifies to be in this thread anymore though...
That's cheaper than buying 12 $50 rods that don't quite fit.
I just bought another vintage "new/unused" fiberglass six weight. For me it will be a four/five weight, I believe, I'm familiar with the model in longer lengths, 7-9wts and they all fish lighter lines. Don't need it but let covetousness get the best of me. ~$130
 

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Glad to hear it worked out well for you, Cosmo! A new rod and already caught fish on it!

It doesn't get much better than that!
 

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Not ‘cheap’, but…. ‘inexpensive’……maybe keep your eyes out for a used quality rod though for $76, you really can’t lose, but I do find for a long term purchase I’m always glad I bought something I’ll be happy with. Unfortunately fly rod prices have been on the increase.
 

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That's cheaper than buying 12 $50 rods that don't quite fit.
I just bought another vintage "new/unused" fiberglass six weight. For me it will be a four/five weight, I believe, I'm familiar with the model in longer lengths, 7-9wts and they all fish lighter lines. Don't need it but let covetousness get the best of me. ~$130
? sorry?
 

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Glad you found one you like. The warranty on the shine rod will definitely help make you feel better about your decision. They do a way better job finishing them than the cheaper competitors. The grip on my MC has so much filler I wish they'd have just used a synthetic grip.
 

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