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Patrick Mcguigan

Mackenzie fx1 15'er
« on: 01/05/2016 at 17:41 »
Anyone had a chuck with the Mackenzie fx1 15'er yet ?

Interested in hearing any opinions you may have :wink

Will Shaw

Re: Mackenzie fx1 15'er
« Reply #1 on: 01/05/2016 at 20:44 »
I had a quick chuck with  (I think) the 14ft one at the GAC open day.

Really light.

Very very responsive. Fastest recovery I've ever seen.

If you're in the price bracket then you should definitely try one with your line of choice.

As with every other rod on the market, I'd ignore all opinions (including this one!) and just get your hands on one to try before you  buy.

Cheers

Will


Patrick Mcguigan

Re: Mackenzie fx1 15'er
« Reply #2 on: 01/05/2016 at 21:12 »
I would agree 100% with you Will about the try before you buy side of things.  The only way to be sure.

The problem I have is that I live out in the sticks and theres nowhere available to try a demo rod, so the next best thing is to get a consensus of opinions and go from there  :cool:

I might have a slim chance of trying one in the not too distant future, but I would still be very grateful to hear as many opinions as possible :z18

Thanks for your experiences with it.  By the way, what line was on the demo rod you tried ?

Will Shaw

Re: Mackenzie fx1 15'er
« Reply #3 on: 01/05/2016 at 22:28 »
Hiya

I think it was one of Scott's shooting heads. It went like a bomb.

Cheers

Will

Patrick Mcguigan

Re: Mackenzie fx1 15'er
« Reply #4 on: 01/05/2016 at 23:31 »
Thanks Will.

Hamish Young

Re: Mackenzie fx1 15'er
« Reply #5 on: 03/05/2016 at 10:18 »
The problem I have is that I live out in the sticks and theres nowhere available to try a demo rod, so the next best thing is to get a consensus of opinions and go from there  :cool:

Whereabouts are you :? Might be possible to arrange something.

H