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minnowmaster209
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Posted - 19 August 2009 :  6:02:37 PM  Show Profile  Visit minnowmaster209's Homepage Bookmark this topic Add minnowmaster209 to your friends list
Hi,
Im looking for a maver medusa 16m pole for my matches. I just was wondering if any of you know the following information about it,What sized fish will it take and is it light at 14-15m. If you know any more info about it, please reply.
Tight lines,
Minnowmaster209.


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Posted - 19 August 2009 :  6:31:29 PM  Show Profile  Visit endpeg's Homepage Bookmark this reply Add endpeg to your friends list
There are much better Maver poles out there now than the Medussa.
They were a handfull at 14.5 and rubbish at 16m.


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But capable of landing foul-hooked hippos! (unbreakable) Just a bit bendy and heavy at full length.


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minnowmaster209
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Posted - 19 August 2009 :  8:43:53 PM  Show Profile  Visit minnowmaster209's Homepage Bookmark this reply Add minnowmaster209 to your friends list
quote :
Originally posted by Jessebobs

But capable of landing foul-hooked hippos! (unbreakable) Just a bit bendy and heavy at full length.

Is it ok at 13m??thanks.


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Posted - 19 August 2009 :  11:10:29 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add floatfisher to your friends list
I had a Medusa for six years and never had a problem with it. Very strong, not too heavy, and capable of handling carp into double figures if used sensibly. At 16 metres it 'goes' but at 13 and 14.5 it's easily fishable. If you can pick one up cheap in good condition you shouldn't have any complaints about it's performance.



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It's fine at 13m. It comes with the strong 4 section that stiffens the pole up (but loses a section). This makes it easy to fish at 14.5m


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minnowmaster209
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Posted - 20 August 2009 :  5:26:52 PM  Show Profile  Visit minnowmaster209's Homepage Bookmark this reply Add minnowmaster209 to your friends list
Thanks,thats really helped.Im definately going to get one:)


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minnowmaster209
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Posted - 25 October 2009 :  6:40:11 PM  Show Profile  Visit minnowmaster209's Homepage Bookmark this reply Add minnowmaster209 to your friends list
Hi MD's,
Ive got it know and I think it is fantastic!!! Really light at 13meters. The only problem is it bends alot and Ive got a match at rolfs lake on wednesday and was scared as I dont know if the bending is a good thing.Do you think ill be alright
Please get back to me if you can help.


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Posted - 25 October 2009 :  7:05:04 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Meat Master to your friends list
it wont break mate.


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Posted - 25 October 2009 :  7:15:15 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add badpegpicker to your friends list
The main reason poles break is not normally down to the pole, but the way the angler uses it mate.

The only time a pole goes for no apparent reason is when there is a "genuine" fault n the section from manufacturing.
If you ve used it for a while and have had no problems with it, then by now any serious faults would have shown.

Take your time, dont bully the fish and it should be fine.


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Posted - 25 October 2009 :  8:57:09 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Hatchye to your friends list
quote :
Originally posted by minnowmaster209

Hi MD's,
Ive got it know and I think it is fantastic!!! Really light at 13meters. The only problem is it bends alot and Ive got a match at rolfs lake on wednesday and was scared as I dont know if the bending is a good thing.Do you think ill be alright
Please get back to me if you can help.


I used an original medusa for my first Jinx series down there last year, as long as you don't do anything daft it should drag out anything down there...


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Posted - 26 October 2009 :  08:03:26 AM  Show Profile  Visit gazjl's Homepage Bookmark this reply Add gazjl to your friends list
i had a j series and it was very strong i landed many doubles and it coped with years of abuse but as said anymore than 13m and it starts to get a bit wiggly and kinda heavy:)


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minnowmaster209
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Posted - 31 October 2009 :  5:36:17 PM  Show Profile  Visit minnowmaster209's Homepage Bookmark this reply Add minnowmaster209 to your friends list
oh and there is another question,does the 11.5 section alwys get stuck in the 13m section.Mine does and im not sure if it should?


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quote :
Originally posted by minnowmaster209

oh and there is another question,does the 11.5 section alwys get stuck in the 13m section.Mine does and im not sure if it should?
i have this problem with my encounter sometimes but i do normally manage to prise it free with my fingers or failing that tap it on a soft surface like grass or carpet if at home, there is mormally a bit of dirt or its been put away damp and got stuck.



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Posted - 03 November 2009 :  12:53:56 PM  Show Profile  Visit Beerofund's Homepage Bookmark this reply Add Beerofund to your friends list
As has been said before its very good value and bullet proof. I use it as an all round pole with more on drains/canals/rivers than comies. It does handle doubles ok so dont be affraid to use it. Im sure ther are better poles out there but at considerable cost more and cant justify a new one yet when I seem to win most of the coin from those who spend more on there kit. As the saying goes 'All the gear with no idea!'



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Posted - 03 November 2009 :  1:26:17 PM  Show Profile  Visit Lee1977's Homepage Bookmark this reply Add Lee1977 to your friends list
I was going to buy the Medusa but looking at the price and prices of top kits i have opted for a map tks 40 for 300 off Ebay.


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Posted - 25 April 2010 :  11:52:55 AM  Show Profile  Visit minnowmaster209's Homepage Bookmark this reply Add minnowmaster209 to your friends list
Sorry to bring this up again, I was wondering what the elastic rating is for the power tops. Also, I have the strengthened no.4 but it doesn't fit on any of my pole sections.


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quote :
Originally posted by minnowmaster209

Sorry to bring this up again, I was wondering what the elastic rating is for the power tops. Also, I have the strengthened no.4 but it doesn't fit on any of my pole sections.


I had middy 22/24 through generic top kits and originl power kits with no problems. Also had 'half'lenths of red hydro etc work ok too, aslong as the top kits are cut back far enough the pole will take a hell of a lot of hammer - never had a scary moment with the original medusa even when dragging out consecutive ass hooked 11 lbers at Rolfs


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The power tops should be capable of taking anything you care to put in them! As you have mentioned before the pole bends a lot when playing big fish which takes some of the strain off the top kits. The Super Taper 4 takes your top kit and fits to the no6 section, leave the standard no5 section in your bag. If this doesn't work then you may have the wrong section for your pole. Did you buy the strong 4 separately?


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minnowmaster209
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Posted - 25 April 2010 :  7:26:52 PM  Show Profile  Visit minnowmaster209's Homepage Bookmark this reply Add minnowmaster209 to your friends list
no, it came with the pole, Ive tried everything but it won't work,Is it worth anything. Is it worth selling?
Dan


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Dan, the super taper should, as jessebobs says go onto your top kit, and then on the 6th section. They replace the 4th and 5th originals.

Seems funny it doesnt fit yours though, unless the original owner bought a replacement and it was the wrong one!
Maver produced a few different ones. One fitted the Ascencion, Deploy and few other lower priced poles, and there was another tha fits the J series and N series, and a few others.

Might be worth asking Maver if they still have any that will fit yours and then selling the one you have to cover the difference of the price.

I think they used at retail at around 69!



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