what greys rod do you own Ron.iv seen people with the red fly rod which must be the greyflex or missionary but no one has told me what the grx is like.im sort of on a budget because its my first fly rod so i dont want to be spending over 80 quid.what do you or anyone else recommend in the greys series?
I've got a 10ft GRX 7/8 rod. I like itbut my mate whos a much more experienced fly fisher hates it because its too stiff for him. It takes some getting used too as it's not as easy to "load" as his rods. Have a look at the Daiwa whisker range as well.
I mainly use a #6 but will occasionally go to a #7/8. But I don't fish big waters very often. Besides, one of the best fly casters in the world says that what you gain with the power of a heavy rod in a wind you lose through the thickness of the line that goes with it.
If you are going to buy a new greys rod,I should inform you about there warranty.
They say you have an unconditional warranty to the original buyer as long as you pay ?15 per claim.This sounds to good to be true,It is to good because you have to pay ?15 per section,so say you have a 4 piece rod & a car runs over it & snaps all 4 pieces,It will cost you ?60 to get a replacement rod through the warranty.
If you shop around you should get a good deal.I know that Greys dont like Tackle shops giving discounts.If you have a look at this site i think Mark should be able to do you a good deal.www.fmtc.co.uk I wish you all the best.
Are you on about the Orvis Rocky Mountain,If so iprefer it to the Greys reel,But if you wait abit Greys are launching a Aluminium Bar Stock of the present reel model.If you look at this site http://flyforums.proboards20.com &look in the thread about tackle you will see lots of reveiws on the Greys reel.
All i can sugest is to contact FMTC on 01324 840444 ask for mark & he should be able to help,As for the line never used Airflo lines always used SA until my Ultra 3 F needed replacing so i replaced it with a snowbee prestige XS fly line which FMTC are selling with a money back guarantee.
I HAVE NO CONECTION WITH FMTC APART FROM BUYING TACKLE FROM THEM.