Maver Occulus 999 or Daiwa Connossieur G90

Howie

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Hi all.
Started fishing about 5 years ago and bought a Maver Respect for £250 brand new. Been a good pole but a few sections are strarting to crack. I am looking for a new pole and was going to go down the Maver route again but everyone I speak to at the fisheries around where I live tell me to avoid the Maver as they have a tendancy to break alot. Everyone seems to be recommending the Daiwa g20, g50, g90. When I read the online reviews there doesnt seem to be much difference with anglers commenting on both poles having the odd problem of breaks particularly on their no. 4 sections. I can afford a new pole but again most advice seems to be to buy a second had one. Any thoughts on which you would buy if you had the choice of these two?
 

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Anglers break poles, not poles breaking.
I have had a G50 for the past 4 years, had no complaints with it, handled fish to mid doubles,
Prior to that I had a shimano Aernos and a Maver.
Both good poles, the number 5 broke on the maver which was my fault, and my fault broke number 4 on shimano.
I know who few who have the occulus , and they are happy with them.
Choice is yours , it's you who will be using it, not us.
 

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I hope that Peter sees your post. I think he has a Occulas. Think he’s pretty happy with it.
 

Howie

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Thanks. One last question I note there is an occulus 999 and an occulus 999xs (extra strength) was wondering if there was any reason behind the new pole being advertised as extra strength? I have a couple of second hand 999s to view but not the xs.
 

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Hi all.
Started fishing about 5 years ago and bought a Maver Respect for £250 brand new. Been a good pole but a few sections are strarting to crack. I am looking for a new pole and was going to go down the Maver route again but everyone I speak to at the fisheries around where I live tell me to avoid the Maver as they have a tendancy to break alot. Everyone seems to be recommending the Daiwa g20, g50, g90. When I read the online reviews there doesnt seem to be much difference with anglers commenting on both poles having the odd problem of breaks particularly on their no. 4 sections. I can afford a new pole but again most advice seems to be to buy a second had one. Any thoughts on which you would buy if you had the choice of these two?
I was in exactly the same position at the start of the year. I ended up buying the Matrix Mtx3 ultra plus the Mtx 11m power margin pole which also acts as back up for the Mtx3 as its off the same mandrel. I got both poles for a comparable price to the G90 with power kits
 

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I hope that Peter sees your post. I think he has a Occulas. Think he’s pretty happy with it.
I got my Oculus 999 in January 2017 and I'm very happy with it. I've used it for everything and haven't had a single problem with it. It's very good up to 14.5 mtrs but does go a bit at 16mtrs, but then so do a lot of poles costing considerably more. In all honesty I don't think there's a pole out there at its price point to touch it.
Top kits aren't the cheapest but as I found out when looking for some short 1 piece top kits for F1's the MAP TKS Short Shalla Pull Kit's fit fine at a very reasonable price without upsetting the balance.

Mine is the original 999 and not the 999XS which is marketed now, but I can't imagine there is a huge difference except that the new one comes with a mix of top kits ( 3 x Oculus XS powerlite power kits, 4 x Oculus XS commercial power kits, which are all slotted and pre bushed + a match top3 in the pole) where as mine came with 6 x Oculus powerlite kits and a Match top 3 and a cupping kit.
 

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I got my Oculus 999 in January 2017 and I'm very happy with it. I've used it for everything and haven't had haven't had a single problem with it. It's very good up to 14.5 mtrs but does go a bit at 16mtrs, but then so do a lot of poles costing considerably more. In all honesty I don't think there's a pole out there at its price point to touch it.
Top kits aren't the cheapest but as I found out when looking for some short 1 piece top kits for F1's the MAP TKS Short Shalla Pull Kit's fit fine at a very reasonable price without upsetting the balance.

Mine is the original 999 and not the 999XS which is marketed now, but I can't imagine there is a huge difference except that the new one comes with a mix of top kits ( 3 x Oculus XS powerlite power kits, 4 x Oculus XS commercial power kits, which are all slotted and pre bushed + a match top3 in the pole) where as mine came with 6 x Oculus XS powerlite power kits and a Match top 3 and a cupping kit.
Good enough for Denis White good enough for us hey Peter ? Thanks for posting mate. ?
 

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I got my Oculus 999 in January 2017 and I'm very happy with it. I've used it for everything and haven't had a single problem with it. It's very good up to 14.5 mtrs but does go a bit at 16mtrs, but then so do a lot of poles costing considerably more. In all honesty I don't think there's a pole out there at its price point to touch it.
Top kits aren't the cheapest but as I found out when looking for some short 1 piece top kits for F1's the MAP TKS Short Shalla Pull Kit's fit fine at a very reasonable price without upsetting the balance.

Mine is the original 999 and not the 999XS which is marketed now, but I can't imagine there is a huge difference except that the new one comes with a mix of top kits ( 3 x Oculus XS powerlite power kits, 4 x Oculus XS commercial power kits, which are all slotted and pre bushed + a match top3 in the pole) where as mine came with 6 x Oculus powerlite kits and a Match top 3 and a cupping kit.
Can you handle the pole at 14.5m single handed mate. My Preston gis 86 is virtually impossible to hold steady whilst I put my hand in the bait tub.
 

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Can you handle the pole at 14.5m single handed mate. My Preston gis 86 is virtually impossible to hold steady whilst I put my hand in the bait tub.
Not a problem Dave. You're not a small lad Dave, I would imagine it's more down to your technique than any shortcoming of your pole. ;)
 

Howie

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I do note there are some scams on Facebook marketplace. There is currently a guy puporting to be from Leigh selling a Maver Oculus 999 xs for £1000. All the pictures are off a website (none of his pole). When I asked to view I got told someone was coming to view it in the next hour but if I put a deposit down he would hold it for me. I declined and the pole is still for sale a week later. Made the same enquiry from my wifes acount and guess what? Someone was coming down in the next hour and I could pay a deposit to hold it....sounds very much like a scam and maybe worth letting other members know to tread carefully.
 
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