I know I've been bragging on these rods. The Zenith 9-5 won every performance category. I don't believe they've ever had a rod do that in one of these tests. In other words it broke the old power-speed-weight-performance-distance rule. For years every rod made was a compromise, either you had great feel in close and it fished well out to the mid ranges, but forget distance in the wind. Or it was a club in close and needed to be over lined, and it was a cannon at distance. Some were better all around then others, but none was the best at everything. These are the first rods I've ever handled that honestly don't have those limitations. Check it out for yourselves or better yet check one at a dealer or show in about three weeks when they hit the states in numbers.
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