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scoobs11

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well i'v used my new pole 4 times so far and i'v had a pb crucian 1lb4oz and carp up to 16lb4oz.

coped with em all well so far (touch wood) and looks like money well spent icon_smile_big.gif

if anyones interested its a daiwa match winner 811 and i can thoroughly recommend the purchase if your after a 16mtr pole for big stuff.

i'll have a fiver on the brown one
 

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hi scoobs
glad you like it all our(mine,Sammy & Phils) are diawa my latest is the 221 & on first outing had a 13-5 carp the one pee wee changed into a perch/carp & i hit it on top 4 & played it in on that.

tight lines.
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Marnit, pee wee teepee what ever, 13lb.5oz. carp, pah! it was a PERCH!icon_smile_big.gificon_smile_clown.gificon_smile_big.gif

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SCOOBS,
Interesting to read your comments on the Daiwa matchwinner 811 pole as i am thinking of buying one in the near future.
What is the pole like to handle?
Is it comfortable at 14.5 metres?
Whats it like for stiffness at 14.5 metres?
Finally what rating out of ten would you give it and what is its best feature?
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hi splodger.

it handles well without the sense of fragility you get with some poles.

its comfy for me at 14.5m wether its comfy for you is another matter.

in fact its very usable at 16m, havent had it at 16m for longer than about 7 hrs but who will ?

its not the stiffest pole i'v ever seen but for the price what do you expect ? i paid less than 700 for mine.

the amount of sag/bend there is at 16m is not a prob and its very strong , it handled that 16lb carp no problem at all on 16 elastic + from what i'v heard a lot of pole manufacturers are grossly overstating the maximum elastics on their poles.



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scoobs11

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sorry splodger had to go to work b4 i finished.
rating out of ten hard to say really but for the kind of fishing i do i'd give it a 10 out of ten .

as for its best feature all i can say is i have confidence in it .

i'm not scared it'll break if i strike hard/hook a big fish.

and thats a lot more than quite a lot of people can say after spending a LOT MORE MONEY.

ok there may be better poles out there but can you afford 2000+ ?

chances are if you could you would'nt be asking these questions, anything else just feel free to ask and i'll try to answer


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SCOOBS,
Have you fished it in a wind yet as i've heard it could be dodgy.
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it was windy the day i had 3 carp for 40lb biggest one 16lb

its no worse in the wind than any other pole i'v used , any pole becomes more difficult when its windy .

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Got my new pole scoobs.
Matchwinner 811 + accessories.
trying it out next week so i'll let you know how i go on.

SPLODGER
 

scoobs11

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try using the short forth section if you want to stiffen it up a bit as long as your not after maximum length.

hope your as happy with yours as i am with mine :)

won the match last night using it icon_smile_big.gif

i'll have a fiver on the brown one
 
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