Details about Maver Elite 77 Pole 16m ...RRP£2999 ......extra spare sections availableSee original listing
04 May, 2012 19:28:56 BST
Navan Co Meath, Ireland
|Shaft/ Blank Material:||Carbon Fibre||Brand:||Maver|
|Max. Rod Length:||16m|
Im selling my Maver 16m Elite 77.
This pole is used but as the pictures show it has been well cared for. There is one chip on the end of one section. Most sections have been fitted with Trevor Jeans nose cones to protect the sections.
This is a huge comprehensive package and a must for most match anglers.
There are no repairs or damage to any sections. I have just replaced the no8 section which cost me £260.
Heres whats in the package.
16m pole (with match kit in pole minus the no1 section)
4 match top3 kits (minus the no1 sections)
4 new unused easy flow power kits RRP £70 each
New unused cup kit (without cups) RRP £50
Short no4 (used once) RRP £70
As I am not fishing competitively anymore I have many other maver spares available ot sell with this package if necessary, including top4s, top5s etc.
PM me if you have any questions.
This pole is advertised elsewhere.
This pole will be sent from Ireland via fully insured courier.
I will be adding my Maver 371 and 501 soon.
Heres a review of the pole in the Angling Times.
By Angling Times tackle tester, Mark Sawyer...
This is my first live tackle test on a flagship pole this season, and what a fantastic way to kick off... with an exclusive review of Maver’s awesome new Elite 77 16m pole package.
I make no secret of the fact that I have been an ardent admirer of the entire Maver Competition collection since I first began reviewing the poles back in May 2007. During that time I have had the unique opportunity of handling just about every single one in the range, including the entire Elite series.
The complete Maver Competition range may look a little confusing to the newcomer, but it really is straightforward enough to understand. Basically, the higher the model number, the more advanced the pole’s overall performance, length and price is.
I mention this fact as the Elite poles, or pole in this instance, still form part of the overall Maver Competition family tree, and subsequently all the generic top kits from the range will fit the new flagship model.
The difference with the Elite range is that you get just that vital little bit extra all over than the most expensive of the Competition pieces of kit and, therefore, they are classed as flagship and sit on the upper branches of the Maver pole tree.
So, just what is it that sets the Elite 77 apart from the rest?
Well, from the moment that you slide the pure Teflon-bonded joints together, you begin to realise that fishing with one isn’t just going to be just a fishing experience, it’s going to be a special occasion.
At 11.5m the pole weighs in at an extraordinarily light 549g and gives you the feel of holding a very long and hollow drinking straw. At 13m, with the second of the Maver-liveried butt sections added, the weight is still only 785g, making it one of the lightest poles currently available on the market.
Move up to 14.5m and you begin to appreciate just what an incredibly sophisticated piece of kit this is, as the supreme forward balance and complete length rigidity of the fast tapered mandrel sections really do start to kick-in. This provides you with an unequalled rapidity of action that produces a lightning-fast tip speed down at the business end, with virtually zero recoil on the top sections.
The 14.5m butt section is parallel, as is the 16m section, providing you with an infinite length option should you need it.
Using a pole at the longer lengths of 16m and 16m-plus is where the quality of any flagship pole should really shine through, and the 77 fairly dazzles at these distances.
Although 18m is my own self-imposed limit, the Elite would still be comfortably manoeuvrable at this increased length, with the parallel butt sections helping to keep the section circumference down to a minimum. This is something that, along with the Sun Core and Anti-Friction surface finish, provides an ease of handling and prevents the pole from sticking in the hand – a problem that can be noticeable when fishing at distance.
The Elite 77 is also supplied with four spare revolutionary power kits that are both lighter and stiffer than conventional kits. These help to maintain the pole’s balance and overall stiffness, even when heavy elastics are fitted through the top kits and it’s being used at its longest lengths.
The manufacturer’s elastic rating is as follows – size 10 elastics with the match kits fitted and 16-19 Dual Core with the power kits on. The section wall strength along the entire length of the pole is more than ample to match the manufacturer’s elastic ratings. And as long as you did not try and do stupid things with it, I cannot think of a single situation that it would not handle with elegance and classy aplomb.
Obviously the pole carries the full spectrum of Maver advanced carbon technologies, from Nanolith construction through to Magic Step match top kits, along with so much more. But if you’re seriously going to look at owning one of these astounding new pieces of kit, my guess would be that you are already very conversant with the Maver carbon augmentations.
Very much an all-rounder, the 77 will find many admirers among the upper echelon of match anglers who want one pole to do it all – and do it all brilliantly