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Ben_D

Re: MacKenzie DTX Perflex
« Reply #30 on: June 25, 2013, 11:19:33 AM »
Got the full range of Perflex in stock now.


Cheers

Ben

Rob Brownfield

Re: MacKenzie DTX Perflex
« Reply #31 on: June 25, 2013, 11:28:29 AM »
To late...bought a secondhand one!! 250 off of Gumtree. 5 hours use ;)
Ok, I admit it, I quite like this salmon fishing lark....

Hamish Young

Re: MacKenzie DTX Perflex
« Reply #32 on: June 26, 2013, 08:06:29 AM »
To late...bought a secondhand one!! 250 off of Gumtree. 5 hours use ;)

Really :? :! I am surprised one found its way there so quickly. What length :?
Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience ;)

Rob Brownfield

Re: MacKenzie DTX Perflex
« Reply #33 on: June 26, 2013, 10:41:33 AM »
Really :? :! I am surprised one found its way there so quickly. What length :?

Nah..I did not buy it  :X2, but there was one on Aberdeen Gumtree, 15 footer, chap says he bought it, used it one day and now wants to sell.

Was tempted though...going for the Shakey Oracle Scandi instead me thinks.
Ok, I admit it, I quite like this salmon fishing lark....

Ben_D

Re: MacKenzie DTX Perflex
« Reply #34 on: June 26, 2013, 15:11:44 PM »
Nah..I did not buy it  :X2, but there was one on Aberdeen Gumtree, 15 footer, chap says he bought it, used it one day and now wants to sell.

Was tempted though...going for the Shakey Oracle Scandi instead me thinks.
Yeah, I'd get the Shakey too Rob.  The perflex must be crap if some guy sold it after five hours use, I hear the Shakespeare is the same blank anyway, some guy on a forum told me so  ZX3

(For anyone else reading this, I am taking the p*&s)

Good luck Rob, no comparison but you get what you pay for!  :wink

Cheers

Ben

Jim Eddie

"Because in a world where most men seem to spend their lives doing what they hate, my fishing is at once an endless source of delight and an act of small rebellion."

Sandy Nelson

Re: MacKenzie DTX Perflex
« Reply #36 on: June 26, 2013, 17:07:35 PM »
Too late Jim

Rob bought it, or maybe he didn't or perhaps it turned out to be a new spinning rod for Pike ZX3

why?...................... ZX2

Sandy
John Geirach 1999 "Millions of trout have died of old age before i could catch them and there's not a damn thing i can do about that"

Rob Brownfield

Re: MacKenzie DTX Perflex
« Reply #37 on: June 27, 2013, 09:17:14 AM »
Good luck Rob, no comparison but you get what you pay for!  :wink

You do indeed, but sometimes you find a gem.

For a rod I will use maybe 5 times a year, I cannot justify a 300+ Perflex although I did enjoy casting with it.

150 is a little easier to swallow.
Ok, I admit it, I quite like this salmon fishing lark....

Ben_D

Re: MacKenzie DTX Perflex
« Reply #38 on: June 27, 2013, 13:15:39 PM »
Fair enough Rob, get some tennis racket tape to go over the handle on the Shakey so it does not disintegrate on you.  Not a bad blank but possibly the worst cork I have ever seen on a salmon rod!

Cheers

Ben

Rob Brownfield

Re: MacKenzie DTX Perflex
« Reply #39 on: June 28, 2013, 10:05:03 AM »
Fair enough Rob, get some tennis racket tape to go over the handle on the Shakey so it does not disintegrate on you.  Not a bad blank but possibly the worst cork I have ever seen on a salmon rod!

The two I have seen have had superb cork.

You know I am extremely fussy about cork and it is not the cheap rods I have had issues with in the past.
Ok, I admit it, I quite like this salmon fishing lark....

Ben_D

Re: MacKenzie DTX Perflex
« Reply #40 on: June 28, 2013, 10:16:41 AM »
The two I have seen have had superb cork.

You know I am extremely fussy about cork and it is not the cheap rods I have had issues with in the past.

Seen a good number of these through teaching Rob, cork on every one has been crap to absolutely appaling and I know several guys who have returned them after a few uses due to the handle dropping to bits.  Make sure get a look at the one you want to buy rather than get it mail order, yes it may cost you an extra 50p and some fuel but it will be worth it.

Cheers

Ben

Rob Brownfield

Re: MacKenzie DTX Perflex
« Reply #41 on: June 28, 2013, 14:02:15 PM »
Seen a good number of these through teaching Rob, cork on every one has been crap to absolutely appaling and I know several guys who have returned them after a few uses due to the handle dropping to bits.  Make sure get a look at the one you want to buy rather than get it mail order, yes it may cost you an extra 50p and some fuel but it will be worth it.

Cheers

Ben

Are you talking about the new Scandi or the older IV...because there is a world of difference in the finish.

There were two Scandis at the Legion last wednesday with a group of anglers up fishing (look out for an online rod review). They had the 14' 9" and one of the Exp versions along with perhaps 20 other rods that they had pooled together. Of that group of rods (From the 150 Scandi to close on 1000 Hardys, the Scandi was middle of the rod in finish. There were 300-400 rods with worse cork/finish.

My heart is not set on the Scandi, but its an option. I have not seen the final production Perflex so who knows, I may fall in live with it!..lol
Ok, I admit it, I quite like this salmon fishing lark....

Ben_D

Re: MacKenzie DTX Perflex
« Reply #42 on: June 28, 2013, 18:30:38 PM »
Are you talking about the new Scandi or the older IV...because there is a world of difference in the finish.

Both Rob.  Possibly hit & miss and depends upon what is available at the factory at the time of production, you know how much decent cork costs!


 




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