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Travel Practice Rods

Post Number:#1  Postby AndyHendersonUK » Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:19 pm

Hello everyone,

I would like to canvas your opinions on travel practice rods. I earn my living skippering small commercial boats in the UK. So taking a full sized rod for practice is out of the question.

If anyone has used any of the practice rods as is willing to offer advice that would be greatly appreciated.

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Post Number:#2  Postby Wet » Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:01 am

The Echo MPR is the best of the bunch, perfect for indoors... the Reddington version is good outdoors.
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Post Number:#3  Postby Lasse Karlsson » Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:56 am

Echo MPR, you can get a shootinghead outfit for it to practice hauling, and a handle extension to practice twohanded.
I am biased though, married into the european distributor.. All the other copies of the MPR works ok too :p

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Post Number:#4  Postby AndyHendersonUK » Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:08 am

Thanks guys. Will start shopping around.
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Post Number:#5  Postby VGB » Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:26 am

Lasse,is the shooting head bought or made?
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Post Number:#6  Postby Lasse Karlsson » Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:47 am

If you don't want to mess with making it yourself, you can buy it ;)

http://www.balticflyfisher.com/acatalog/MPR-DBL-655.html#SID=88

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Post Number:#7  Postby VGB » Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:58 am

Thanks Lasse, I might have a play to see if I can produce a waterproof one
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Post Number:#8  Postby VGB » Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:26 pm

A 10wt DT salmon line works fairly well, with a 60lb 18 inch tippet. It was sensitive to fly size, kicked without one and was pedestrian with a golf ball sized piece of fluff, so I halved it. Very good for rolls and speys. A heavier line would be better but I don’t have one.
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Post Number:#9  Postby Lasse Karlsson » Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:18 pm

How heavy a skagit outfit do you want for your practice rod Vince?

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Post Number:#10  Postby VGB » Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:47 pm

Thanks Lasse, I still have some arlesey bombs :p
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