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Thread: The great 2014 8 weight shootout - a great read for every tackle junky!

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    Default The great 2014 8 weight shootout - a great read for every tackle junky!

    http://www.yellowstoneangler.com/ind...rod-comparison

    I love these shootouts...i dont always agree but they are so interesting.
    Im going to get one of those TFO Bvk's for sure
    Who is the South African agent?

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    The local disti is Optimax.

    The BVK is hard to beat, the Method is a monster and allthough I desperately want one ... at two and a half times the price of the BVK it's an easy decision if you have a budget.

    I'm sure this shootout will make for an interesting read.
    "Hierdie drol het baie vlieŽ" - Ago 2014.

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    TFO have 2 rods in the top 5 wow!!! Nee man kÍrels....

    Ps. These tests are what they are. I would like to see a 10 foot shoot out done with the name brands only, not these mickey mouse ones.
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    I am surprised that no Echo rods were included in this test. The Echo 3 retails for $380 thus placing it in the budget range. They are brilliant imo. I bought an Echo 3 10wt as a back-up rod to a Sage Xi-3 and roles have since been reversed. The Sage is currently the back-up.

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    Im disappointed they didnt include the orvis access and the Sage Method,both in the $400 range

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    Quote Originally Posted by saflyfish View Post
    Im disappointed they didnt include the orvis access and the Sage Method,both in the $400 range
    sage is 4th on the list (with a $400 down payment)
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    The Method is listed, but it's R8800 for a factory build, therefore around $800.

    I really want to get that Orvis in hand, see if it lives up to with the bold statements they make about it.
    "Hierdie drol het baie vlieŽ" - Ago 2014.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeilRowe View Post
    The Echo 3 retails for $380 thus placing it in the budget range. They are brilliant imo
    Who brings Echo in locally?
    "Hierdie drol het baie vlieŽ" - Ago 2014.

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    apologies guys,i meant the Sage Motive,the entry level sage saltwater rod...its about $400

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    There are a number of rods not included, all of which have had their owners say good things about them.

    What this does re-inforce is that the concept of "premium brands" is pretty much a myth perpetuated by marketing hype and being clung to for as long as we are prepared to pay, which is something I have long contended.

    I have this rod and it is very sweet indeed.

    Steve

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