Shakespeare Mach3 xt Lite Match
795 Field End Road, Eastcote, Middx. HA4 0QL.
Tel – 020 8248 8100 / 020 8422 9546
My friends at Fisherman’s Cabin ,
helped me through the myriad of chooses we all face when choosing a new rod for a specific task, and we ended up landing on a Shakespeare Mach3 xt Lite Match 13ft rod.
Now I know this rod is now a couple of years old,
first launched in 2007 and upgraded in 2010, the guys at Fisherman’s Cabin knew my current skill level did not justify the £200+ float roads, nice that they are, so a realistic £100 was the ideal.
We were just about to discuss a Drennan Match pro
as it fits the bill for a soft float / match rod of about 5 or 6lb max line when I was asked to look at the Shakespeare Mach3 xt Lite Match 13ft rod. It was found in the cupboard, well the case was and we spent about 20 mins trying to hunt it down in the rod rack lol, and I admit, the brand Shakespeare made me a little unsure. All I have read about Shakespeare is they seem to aim at the beginner / cheap market and I was aiming towards the mid range.
Convinced to hold the rod
and see just how the tip on slowly lifting the rod, seems to give more power in your hand the more a fighting fish bends into it. Very very soft tip on initial take off fills me with confidence, of not 100% no bumping of fish but greatly reduced and this I will discuss more later today as I am out to test at my clubs lake.
The rod has come with its cloth bag, plastic oval tube AND a case as well. It also has an extention pice for the rod handle if needed and honestly, for the money of sub £100, I could not ask for more.
Today I test the Shakespeare Mach3 xt Lite Match 13ft rod
at my clubs lake in Greenford and am sure, that oif the fish are up for it, the rod will help my bag those bites I was missing before.
I will report back later REPORT HERE and as always wish you tight lines in your fishing adventures.