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MARTIN UNWIN

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alot of you have had a go at map,which is your favourite company and which company will you not buy from, i tend to buy alot from prestons and shimano but wont spend a penny with maver
 
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favourite company has to be daiwa and least but dont buy alot of shakepspeare things.
 
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Thom

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i guess the majority of preston gear is pretty good but i wont touch shakespeare... well im going to check out those new rods like.
 

Enigma

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Fox and Shimano for about 75% of my kit, 10% Nash and TFG and the odd smattering of drennan.

Not got much faith in the other stuff but then again I've not used it or bothered to ask anyone - more than happy with the brands I like.
 

Dragman

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very happy with shakespeare stuff... improved greatly and very under rated IMO....
 

kleinboet

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I have a pair of 18year old matching float and feeder rods made by Masterline and sold as "John Wilson Signature" rods. Cracking kit - I have caught everything from half inch Perch to double figure Carp and they are still going strong!
 
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midge99

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Maver poles I've never had a problem
Daiwa rod
shimano reels
preston hooks
shimano line

If it does the job right it's OK by me
 

nico12

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Tend to stick with Shimano / Drennan but wish more Sensas stuff was easily available.

I have also been more impressed with shakespeare mid range rods and poles recently. The Superteam stuff also looks worth considering.

Tend to avoid Maver & Abu
 

bigjon06

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i like middy, but i also try to look at recommendations from other people and read a lot of tackle reviews
 

smartmart16

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mostly daiwa stuff,pole ,whip,wag rod,luggage,box.
tricast feeder rods,
shimano reels.
preston and kamasan hooks.
matchteam or reflo line.
 

smartmart16

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you asked for the companies we don't tend to buy from,which i had forgot to mention.
 

BARRYBLOKE

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Ive never been let down with
A Maver Pole and Ive had 4 of them.
My rods are all Shakespeare or I have a couple of Normarks left and I use the Shaky,s in preference.
My reels are Daiwa but I bought a couple of budget reels by Maver and they have been OK and are super light.
Map is the only company I would never touch again.
 

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Originally posted by BARRYBLOKE

Ive never been let down with
A Maver Pole and Ive had 4 of them.
My rods are all Shakespeare or I have a couple of Normarks left and I use the Shaky,s in preference.
My reels are Daiwa but I bought a couple of budget reels by Maver and they have been OK and are super light.
Map is the only company I would never touch again.

You've never been let down by your poles/rods/reels, do you think it has anything to do with the user BB?

The only time i have had tackle let me down has been due to user error.
 

neneangling

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I dont think there is anything wrong with shakespeare stuff other than that people are snobby about it because they also make cheap kit for kids/beginners/chavs. The shakespeare kit ive had ovr the years has always been totally fine
 
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