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smock/wet gear advice

Postby johnrooney » Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:39 pm

I am looking to buy a smock or wet gear for summer use, i was thinking Sundridge stormbeach Smock any advise
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Re: smock/wet gear advice

Postby lowie69 » Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:58 pm

I've been using a rite gear smock its good
bass PB 10 lb , thornback ray PB 11lb, smooth hound PB 12lb, cod PB 9lb wish list for this year turbot painted ray undulate ray nd gilt head bream

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Re: smock/wet gear advice

Postby cod chaser » Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:06 pm

I'm using a Titan smock for a few years & I highly rate them.


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Re: smock/wet gear advice

Postby Determined Dan » Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:56 pm

I got the greys a while back not to impressed with it , letting in rain now and material not holding the waterproofer. IMO .
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Re: smock/wet gear advice

Postby ste c » Wed Jun 26, 2013 1:14 am

iv a greys apollo mk2 smock and cant fault it

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Re: smock/wet gear advice

Postby beachbuddy » Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:29 am

If its something for summer check out "climb8",they are an irish company based in mayo I think.Have used their smock whilst bait gathering in awful conditions and bone dry everytime,decent prices too.Its not the flashiest of garments but who cares so long as it keeps you dry.Ive mine two years now and still going strong.
The sundridge smock is a fine smock but too warm for the warmer nights of our summer but perfect for winter.

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Re: smock/wet gear advice

Postby alby » Wed Jun 26, 2013 12:40 pm

The old Imax Smock in lime green & navy is excellent.

Agree on the greys MK2 - will leak after time.

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Re: smock/wet gear advice

Postby fishmad » Wed Jun 26, 2013 7:36 pm

mooney's do the vass one's look good there is a lite one !

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Re: smock/wet gear advice

Postby Steve » Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:45 am

Plenty of non fishing brands to consider if just for the summer. Find pac-lite jackets very handy, sturdy enough to keep you bone dry yet fold away to nothing into a ruck sack.

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Re: smock/wet gear advice

Postby johnrooney » Thu Jun 27, 2013 11:08 am

fishmad wrote:mooney's do the vass one's look good there is a lite one !


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Re: smock/wet gear advice

Postby spindlefist » Thu Jun 27, 2013 11:35 pm

I can't fault the climb8 gear...
I've these waders, lightweight material,reinforced knees and back on them, neoprene socks on em...
they also have a simple overtrousers for €24...
also to note, I slammed the van door on the closing buckle for my waders- they posted me a replacement for free......
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Re: smock/wet gear advice

Postby lurehunter1 » Thu Jun 27, 2013 11:58 pm

my dad has a titan smock the last 5years and its still going strong

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Re: smock/wet gear advice

Postby MC » Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:28 pm

Determined Dan wrote:I got the greys a while back not to impressed with it , letting in rain now and material not holding the waterproofer. IMO .



still have the original greys(mark 1) smock, bib and brace, still going strong

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