shakespeare mach 3 xt pellet waggler rod

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    • #36312

      After drinking a few to many stellas the other day, i bought one of these off the net, is it just me or is it much more top heavy and less responsive than the first one they bought out?

    • #89644

      TF_C.A.T.C.H.
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      billy,
      I have the original Mach 3 and from what your pointing out it would “appear” from your comments it is.
      Mine is dead light with a reel on and you almost dont feel any tip weight.
      Not handled the XT though so can only comment on my original.
      T.

    • #89665

      i.m.h.o its the same rod blank, same placement of eyes, different graphics, different reel seat.

      I have both they feel the same!!

    • #89673

      They have the original in my local tackle shop and i have to say it does look very much the same, apart from graphics, yet it is much lighter and lightning fast on the strike. The xt i have is def not the same and def feels top heavy compared,, nice rod but not the same..

    • #90318

      I spoke with James Robbins who is Shakespeares Design and Development Manager and he has advised that due to the sucess of the original rods the 11ft Mico’s original blank has been retained on the XT and remains unchanged.

      From a commercial perspective it wouldn’t make sense for Shakespeare to change the blank due to the NRC’s, (non recurring costs), that would be accumulated in designing and manufacturing new blanks and mandrels, especially if you consider that demand is high and it is their most sucessful rod of recent times.

    • #90319

      TF_billy the squid
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      Then i don’t understand, unless i’v bought a dud, the xt i have when compared to the original looks like a clone but is not as crisp on the strike not by half! and def feels slightly top heavy! i’m still gonna use it but am slightly gutted as the original in my local shop is something else, might ask for a swap!!

    • #90339

      TF_C.A.T.C.H.
      Participant

      Billy ask if Simon p has had fish on both and if he could give you an honest opinion on their actions etc.
      That way you may decide not to swap.
      T.

    • #90350

      @C.A.T.C.H. wrote:

      Billy ask if Simon p has had fish on both and if he could give you an honest opinion on their actions etc.
      That way you may decide not to swap.
      T.

      thanks C.A.T.C.H but i have stated my opinion above…. ITS THE SAME ROD BLANK!!!!!

      different graphics & slightly different reel seat, the weight, action, balance etc etc are THE SAME ON BOTH RODS.

    • #90352

      TF_C.A.T.C.H.
      Participant

      Nice one simonp. I was under the impression the XT had more backbone but looks like its just the same. Its still a cracking rod.
      Are Shakespeare starting to do a Maver !! new rods every year but probably the same under the graphics just like Maver poles.
      lol.
      T.

    • #90778

      £56.67 at devon angling, its worth buying 2 at that price to avoid postage costs lol

    • #90832

      I have 2 of the 10ft Mach 3 feeder rods and one is very slightly stiffer than the other.

      I think you get a slight variation in most rods and no two will feel exactly the same.

    • #90873

      I know it may sound stupid but the rod isn’t the 12ft version by some small chance is it?

      That as far as I know would offer the only explanation as I’ve also spoken to Neil Mckinnon who helped develop the rods and he has told me the 11 ft rod is unchanged apart from graphics.

      The 12ft version for the record has been designed with slightly more power to cater for longer chucks and bigger fish and will definitely be heavier and less crisp

    • #90900

      TF_billy the squid
      Participant

      No it’s the 11ft, the micro. I could put up with it being a little top heavy, that’s not the big problem, it’s just the action, as i have said before the one in my local shop blew me away, not so much how light it is, but the speed of the thing on the strike. Mine “the xt” ain’t like that, I should however also point out that i bought it from a dealer on ebay at a bargain price, i have had other stuff from them and it’s all been A1 but maybee this one is a faulty second or something, if two shakespeare sponsered anglers say it’s the same blank then i’m not gonna argue, a case of devine punishment for tryin to save a few quid and not supporting my local…… never again.

    • #315100

      Josh Mahon
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