Ultra-lite Fly Rod For Small Streams Review

Hi, I received my 6' 1 weight MaxCatch rod and I overlined it with a 2 wt Rio fly line that I already had spooled up. It casts with a single haul about 45' easily. I really like the avocado green color; the fit and finish of the rod is very good. I would recommend this rod highly. I purchased mine for $36 shipped and that is a steal. MaxCatch was even nice enough to throw in a free 1 wt line.
I ordered this rod after reading quite a few of the other reviews. I wanted to try a 2wt at a modest cost and this fit the bill very nicely. First of all it arrived a day ahead of schedule which is always nice. As soon as I received it I rigged it up and tried it in the yard. My first impression was that it cast very nicely and was extremely light. A couple of days later I was able to take it to the water to see how it was at catching fish. I only caught a couple but the rod performed very well and cast much better than I had anticipated. I can't wait to go back and give it a better test. In fact, I may order another one for my wife.
Nanthan S.
I was not paid for this review, so if you want an honest assessment of these rods read on: The summer of 2016, I needed a quick budget solution to outfit a number of my family with lighter tackle to use on smaller streams - mostly streams in New Mexico and Oklahoma. I purchased 3 rods 2 X 7' 3WT and 1 X 7'6" 3WT. I used the rods in a number of conditions some from rocky, brushy conditions requiring a number of casting techniques. The rivers were the Lower Red River (NM), Rio Costilla (NM), Upper Red River, (NM), Coyote Creek (NM), Latir Creek (NM) & Lower Mountain Fork (OK). I'm a seasoned fly fisher using both Orvis and TFO gear.. I purchased all MaxCatch, Rod, Reel, Line, chest packs and fly boxes. The rods come with a tube and tie-able cloth rod pouch that fits in its host tube. The rods assemble using dots to line up guides, I found the dots to work well and the guides lined up nicely. Each section is marked with WT and Size so you can differentiate each section if, like me, you find the price point so irresistible that you buy three. I also liked that I could get everything on website and avoid the crowds of Cabellas, and high prices of Orvis. The action on these rod are really good - if not better and similar for rods that sell for hundreds more.. Comparable to my Orvis Clearwater or TFO Lefty Kreh. For my experience the line glided effortlessly through the guides and the action of the rods provided a great feel on both back and forward casts. In fact I found that at times I could get as much energy than the afore mentioned rods. Given the brush on the banks and tight quarters of smaller streams, the setup gave me just the right finesse and power i needed to put flies in any pool, run and hole. Customer Service: I had written a prior review about an issue with customer service. The quick back story is that my 3 rods were caught in a mishap with a power window and negligent driver who decided to roll windows up without looking and (yours truly) and "crack", 3 broken rod tips. This was a bit of a gut punch considering we had only hit 1 of the 4 streams we planned to fish.. After a quick field fix with some glue and rod tips that cost some loss in action and fod feel - I got busy working with MaxCatch customer service. They were extremely responsive through website. Unfortunately I was using my phone to communicate and think some of my explanations were lost in translation. I waited a couple of months before writing my initial review. Almost within the hour of that review, they promptly contacted me again and we figured out that my beloved iPhone hadn't sent pictures of the parts they needed which helped convey the parts I needed to replace. Once MaxCatch understood I needed new tip-top sections, they allowed me to purchase new sections for $14 a piece. Compared to what some "lifetime guarantee" rods charge for replacement parts ($30-$50); this - yet again - was a complete BARGAIN!. I received the new parts about week from purchase, acceptable considering these were special order. The delivery of the parts came in a nice tube, reinforced with foam with each tip suspended in its own section of foam. The tube itself was wrapped in a foam tape adding to the protection of the parts. I was able to replace the tip-top sections and now have a full setup for small stream fishing using entire MC gear. See my reviews under their chest pack, fly box, fly line and reels.

1! TORO Aluminum Large Arbor Fly Fishing Reel Review

Hi Maxcatch Team, Got my Toro reel 3/4, took little less then 20 days to ship it to Europe. Carefully paked and came with two presents, Thank you !! My first impression, this reel looks good and the Quality is in my opinion verry good. No play, runs verry smooth, the click sound is verry silent. This reel can easily compete with other well know brands. Gonna use this with a 7''- #3 rod, and had 50yard micro backing, and a Sunnray fly line 90Ft. Fits perfect. Thank you very much Best regards
Jamie C
First time purchasing from Maxcatch and am glad i did, i brought the 3/4 weight green toro reel. It was very well packaged, opening i found some extras in there so thanks for that Maxcatch. The reel is very light and sturdy with no play at all, and the wind in is smooth with no resistance. The drag seems nice and smooth with nice click increments, one and a half revolutions goes from 0 to max drag which is nice.The colour is awesome, looks better in person, the finish on it is superb with no marks or scratches at all. The pouch included is a nice snug fit which should protect the reel nicely. To get this type of quality in a reel you would have to pay 3 times the price. I also purchased some tapered leaders and gold fly line which both seem like good quality with little memory in it, the fly line is nice and smooth too. Overall im very pleased with everything and will definitely be getting more stuff from Maxcatch. Thanks.
Ted S.
I really like this fly reel.Smooth drag,easy to change left hand to right hand retrieve. Very serious store. Excellent quality products. Received very quickly. Perfect Packing I'm using it right away.
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