Marryat Tactical Bombarde Review
Light and Powerful
Our expert Allan Liddle has shared with us his thoughts on the Marryat Tactical Bombarde.
Allan has also represented Scotland at international level, is a GAIA qualified trout instructor and a has been a regular contributor to Fly Fishing and Fly Tying Magazine for almost twenty years.
To say it handled this well would be a bit of an understatement, to be honest it fitted the bill perfectly; powerful enough to handle all the situations and conditions it faced, yet light and responsive enough to loose nothing from the fishing experience, including the all-important bit when you need to play / land a fish as lively as a salt water living wild sea trout.
But this would only be part of the test with the weather offering the strong winds we’re used to up here a bit of ‘line punching’ was required which the rod handled well.
From here I have used it from the boat chasing wild browns where it proved responsive enough not to distract from a style where I’d normally fish something a bit lighter (#4 or #5) as well as on our stocked residents where it passed with flying colours.
At first I was a little surprised to find the action a bit deeper than I was expecting leading to a slower casting action more in tune with my lighter rods.
Photos supplied Allan Liddle
Working on the heavier side and over-lining allowed me to feel the strength of the blank and again the rod handled this with ease offering enough backbone not only to handle the lines during the cast, but also when on (or more importantly) under the water.
Beautifully finished with a good sized ‘fighting butt’ excellent quality cork with little in the way of any filler, ceramic stripping ring and timber effect offering contrast to the green coloured metal reel fittings (which matches the rest of the blank colour perfectly) the “Bombarde” is both pleasing on the eye as well as through the ‘feel’. Finally coming as a four section rod with an excellent square cordura covered, reinforced case it fits easily into the car boot as well as perfectly onto my travel kit for the flight north.
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Marryat Tactical Bombard – Stillwater fishing on lakes and reservoirs, especially if you’re in a competition, requires the use of different types of lines (floating, midge-tip, intermediate and sinking).
Over the years Marryat designers have discussed these variables with many fishermen who all faced similar problems – how to switch between floating and sinking lines with the same rod and still be able to cast effectively …