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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2007 12:11 pm    Post subject: List of Tackle Reviews Reply with quote

The main website at www.completefisher.com has a number of tackle reviews in addition to the ones here on the forum. These are listed below.
If you have any requests for particular tackle reviews then let us know and we'll do our best to get one up.

Rods:
Bloke:
Bloke Bass Special - http://www.completefisher.com/bloke_bass_special.html
Bloke 10' 5# Rod - http://www.completefisher.com/bloke5weight.html
Greys:
Greys Missionary Rod - http://www.completefisher.com/greysmissionary.html
Impact:
Libra Rod 10' 7# - http://www.completefisher.com/libra-rod.html
Orvis:
Orvis Zero Gravity - http://www.completefisher.com/orviszerogravity.html
Sage:
Sage Z Axis Rod - http://www.completefisher.com/sagezaxis.html
Scierra:
Scierra Bluewater - http://www.completefisher.com/scierra_bluewater.html
Sumo:
Sumo Loop XS - http://completefisher.com/sumoloop.html


Reels:
Bloke:
Bloke Fly Reel - http://www.completefisher.com/blokereel.html
Lamson:
Lamson Hard Alox Litespeed - http://www.completefisher.com/lamsonha.html
Loop:
Loop Speedrunner and Megaloop Reels - http://www.completefisher.com/loopreels.html
Orvis:
Orvis Battenkill Large Arbor - http://www.completefisher.com/orvisbattenkill.html
Orvis Rocky Mountain - http://www.completefisher.com/orvis_rm.html
Scierra:
Scierra Avalanche - http://www.completefisher.com/scierraavalanche.html
Tibor:
Tibor Everglades Reel - http://www.completefisher.com/tibor.html
Vision:
Vision Koma - http://www.completefisher.com/visionkoma.html


Fly Lines:
Airflo:
Airflo DI7 Flyline - http://www.completefisher.com/airflo_di7.html
Snowbee:
Snowbee XS Flyline - http://www.completefisher.com/snowbee_xs.html
Teeny:
Jim Teeny WF #7 - http://www.completefisher.com/teeny.html
Sshoot:
Sshoot Slickstream Distance Flyline - http://www.completefisher.com/sshoot.html
Leader Material:
American Fishing Wire:
American Fishing Wire - Surflon Micro Ultra Knottable Leader Wire - http://www.completefisher.com/surflon.html
Riverge:
Riverge Grand Max Flurocarbon - http://www.completefisher.com/riverge.html


Accessories:
Airflo TLD Boatseat - http://www.completefisher.com/tld_boatseat.html
Flexi Stripper - http://www.completefisher.com/flexi_stripper.html
Monomaster - http://www.completefisher.com/monomaster.html
Orvis Stripping Basket - http://www.completefisher.com/orvisstrippingbasket.html


Fly Tying:
Chevron Capes - http://www.completefisher.com/chevroncapes.html
Dynaking Barracuda Vice - http://www.completefisher.com/barracudavice.html
Dynaking Squire Vice - http://www.completefisher.com/dynakingsquire.html
Osprey Quality Rotary Vice - http://www.completefisher.com/osprey.html
Snowbee Waldron Vice - http://www.completefisher.com/waldron.html


Books and DVDs:
Books:
Progressive Fly Tying By Alan Bithell - http://www.completefisher.com/bookreviews.html#alanb
Fifty Places To Fly Fish Before You Die by Chris Santella - http://www.completefisher.com/bookreviews.html#50places
Muriel Foster's Fishing Diary - http://www.completefisher.com/bookreviews.html#muriel
The Fly Tier's Companion by Mike Dawes - http://www.completefisher.com/bookreviews.html#flytiers
DVDs:
Chasing Silver - http://www.completefisher.com/bookreviews.html#chasingsilver

More coming soon!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A couple of book reviews have been added Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2008 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A DVD review of Chasing Silver and a review of some wire traces have been added. Links are in the first post of the thread Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Reviews added for Orvis Striping Basket and The Fly Tier's Companion.

Links added to first post in the thread.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Review for Orvis Battenkill Large Arbor Reel has been added. Link can be found in post at top of thread.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2008 10:04 am    Post subject: poor review Reply with quote

who reviewed chasing silver for you? has the reviewer ever been tarpon fishing?

Whoever it was, given that the anglers are mostly world champions , and widely regarded as the very best, missed the point. The dvd was originally filmed as a series for US tv - and received rave reviews from anglers worldwide - it was never intended to be an instructional video - it was intended to catch the thrill of tarpon fishing, warts and all, including the catch ratio which commonly runs at about one fish landed per ten jumps, and showed that even the very best (andy mills) have runs where it all goes wrong - nice to see some humility from andy - not many'egos' would have been prepared to let that be shown on film. The filming is absoultely outstanding, especially the shot of a laid up fish eating the fly - just stunning.

When i lent this out to friends who are very experienced tarpon fishers, i had a real job getting it back - its probably the best film on tarpon fishing ever made. I know that views will vary, but i struggle to see who woudl write a review like that on such a stunning film. The only complaint i had was the number of commercial breaks left in the dvd, but thats the way itw as shown on tv.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2008 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For his personal safety I probably shouldn't release his name Laughing

Review of Greys Missionary Rod has just gone up. Link now in original post in thread.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2008 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

if the reviewers havent the bottle to put their names to their reviews then they are pretty worthless imo - no way of knowing if the reviewer actually knows what they are talking about or whether they have any personal axe to grind or associations with the gear under review.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A review of Chevron Capes has been added. Link is in the first post in the thread
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A review of the Lamson Hard Alox has been added to the reviews. Link is in the first post. Thanks to Toby for the review.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2008 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Reviews for the following have been added. Links also added to the first post in the thread:
Vision Koma Reel
Muriel Foster's Fishing Diary
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Review of Scierra Avalanche has been added to the review section. Link added to top post in thread too.
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Review of Dyna King Squire Vice has been added. Link added to list at top of thread too.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2008 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A review of the Snowbee Waldron vice has been added
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Review of the Osprey Rotating Vice is now up
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