Guru Aventus Reels

mikench

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I see these are now available to buy in 3000 and 4000 sizes for £275 a pop. They would need to be very good and markedly superior to the offerings from Shimano to tempt even me. Willy Worms have them in stock for anyone interested.
 

sam vimes

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They appear to be Daiwa parts bin concoctions. Someone with more interest than I has suggested that they are quite similar to the Matchwinner of a year or two back with a new paint job and the odd minor difference.

The Matchwinners are solid reels, I have two that I haven't actually used that much recently (usurped by alternatives as I'm not keen on "quick drag"). You could buy one of these, cough up for a single handle (rather than the doubles fitted) and still have an awful lot of change from £275. It won't be orange though, they are a much more tasteful black.
 

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Guru make great angling accessories,many highly innovative,but rods and reels I believe are a step too far,their greed for part of the top end of the market is glaringly obvious imo....
 

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Why is it a step too far ?? If their rods & reels are engineered and made by Daiwa then surely that's a good thing ?
 

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Doesn't it mean that the prices reflect paying Guru, Daiwa and the retailer? Still, chasing the prestige of a hot brand (lol) is not something I'm interested in. As regards new rods, I'm more interested - or slightly more - in seeing what Dave Coster's due-soon designs are like as I can relate more to his kind of fishing. Even then, I'd need the increased motivation of eg driving over my rod holdall.
 
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