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Just bought a Greys Orion mk11 13' beachcaster on E-bay thought it was going to be £66 but somw *(&^%^$£ bid me up to £87.01 in the last minute all I got to do now is pay for it without 'er indoors finding out (poor lamb thinks everything I've got cost £25), don't know where she got that idea from hee hee. So any feedback will be appreciated except if you think it's a peice of s*** :)
 

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havent tried the orion but i have a nitra and i love it!

i keep getting told that greys rods bust a lot but ive had mine 18 months and given it some hammer and its still like new.

i dont think you will be dissapointed
 

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Roller man,

What to do is order fm work and get them to deliever to your work address. Her indoors has no idea. Ref money creep like a good one and promise her a nice meal out one day.

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thanks Woodster unfortunately only have PC at home-cue waking up early for next month and intercepting postman with long, suspicious looking package and credit card bill. Still got to be worth it :rolleyes:
 

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paid4tackledealersroller said:
Just bought a Greys Orion mk11 13' beachcaster on E-bay thought it was going to be £66 but somw *(&^%^$£ bid me up to £87.01
Be thankful you won the auction mate. That's a beautiful looking rod which I think retails for £149.99 - that one you got is brand new I believe. Also Greys offer a full unconditional lifetime warranty on all their sea rods so they must be pretty confident in them. I was actually bidding on that very same Greys Orion early on in the bidding but pulled out 'cause I won the auction on the 12ft 3-5oz Greys Phantom beachcaster (the bidding closed a couple of hours before the Orion) which I think will probably suit me slightly better. I also got bid up fairly high (£97 but that includes delivery) - hmmm wonder if it was the same somw *(&^%^$£ that bid you up after he had a go at me - however as the rod is also brand new and retailed for around £170 I'm really not too displeased. Enjoy the rod mate.

PS Now I know who you are I'll try to avoid bidding against you on ebay - well not too much anyway. :rolleyes:
 

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paidfor, it,s ok m8, my mr s found 1 of my card bills, yes only 1 thank gord, you can imagine it cant you? """"""""""" what was this 167 quid in the tackle shop""""""" worms dear, worms? then i went out? heehee? chicken in i? women eay? glad she didnt find the others mmmmmmmmmmmmm?
 

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Thanks lucky rod looks great I should receive it Mon or Teusday so guess where I'll be that night? :) and I made a classic boo boo the other night-'er indoors saw me rooting in the garage and asked what I was doing "Looking for a garden fork" was my innocent reply "Oh good you're going to do some weeding"."Um no I'm going fishing and need it to dig bait" Cue frosty silence "Then why when you usally go fishing do you need to spend so much money in the Tackle shop?"..Doh...slap forehead and some frantic thinking followed by an attempt to explain that the type of fishing I do requires a variety of baits not readily available along the South Wales coastline "Then if they are not around here then why do the fish eat them?"- that girl is far too clever for my own good. Anyway I managed to make my escape and started to dig, can't understand it I dig where the casts are and just about manage to get one worm for every 4 or 5 holes and then the bloody fork snapped and I just know it's not going to be long before she figures out it's going to be cheaper to buy a new fork than to continue subsidising my tackle dealers luxury motors. So if you see a lonely figure digging vast numbers of holes along the beach with a very small bucket of worms and a brand new, shiny fork muttering under his breath about the inequities of married life...............................................That'll be me
 

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WOMEN - You can't live with em' and ........












you can't live with em'
 

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paid4tackledealersroller said:
I just know it's not going to be long before she figures out it's going to be cheaper to buy a new fork than to continue subsidising my tackle dealers luxury motors. So if you see a lonely figure digging vast numbers of holes along the beach with a very small bucket of worms and a brand new, shiny fork muttering under his breath about the inequities of married life...............................................That'll be me
Where you gonna hide the new rod mate?
 

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At least that's what 'er indoors believes after it was delivered this afternoon while I was out painting my mothers' house. If she ever takes an interest in sea fishing I'm in serious trouble :) still it means that I don't have to find a place to hide it now. ;)
 
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quick note
after a 30 minute call with greys today it seems the orions are not covered by the ulg as i tried to get mine repaired/replaced the best they can do is if you send back a dead orion they will knock 25%off the replacement
 

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after a 30 minute call with greys today it seems the orions are not covered by the ulg as i tried to get mine repaired/replaced the best they can do is if you send back a dead orion they will knock 25%off the replacement
That's interesting pobolycwm - if you check out this link to the Harris Sportsmail site you will see their listing for the Orion clearly indicates it is covered by the unconditional guarantee.

Greys Orion
 
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ooooh i feel a big assed letter of complaint to greys coming on good job i got names of the chappesses i spoke too
 

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Make sure you print off a copy of the web page I posted and demand why they are allowing their rods to be marketed as such.
 

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Rod arrived at 3 was on the beach at 5. strapped on the abu 6000-1st problem, it's not big enough to lock the sliding reel seat, wedge of cardboard later problem solved. 2 hook paternoster, baited with lug, 5oz lead wade out to knees (nice warm evening, pair of shorts no shoes). First cast; my *&^%ing God lead goes flying so does line on reel massive birdsnest the result-there were Golden eagles flying above eyeing my reel and saying 'Hmm......nice place but I wouldn't fancy having to clean it, it's too big'. 20 minutes later I tried again, nice and slow-nothing more than a gentle overhead thump I couldn't believe the distance-this is some tool. 15 minutes later chance to put bite detection to the test the rod wasn't bouncing all over the place in the wind like my old Penn does and showed distinctly the knock knock of a small bass. Later on I lobbed a baited trace along the beach and paced out the result 93 meters without any effort at all. Used it a couple of times since and had some horrendous birdsnests but I know this is down to my technique (I forget sometimes and try and give it a bit of welly) All in all a massive thumbs up it's worth every penny. I know I'm not comparing like with like as the rods I've been using up til now have been rather on the cheap side but this Greys is a quantum leap I just hope I don't have to put the guarentee to the test :) :)
 
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