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Old 01-12-2011, 07:48 PM
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Default 6 wt. nymphing rod

I want a 9'6" to 10' nymphing rod for bigger western water (think tail waters), probably a 6 wt.

I believe the longer length will help me with mending and other line control techniques. I purchased a Sage Z-axis 696 on Ebay, but have been disappointed because the tip was so "whippy."

I have a Sage ZXL 590 for dries (wonderful!) and a Z-axis 790 for streamers and heavier flies. The Sage "99" series seems to be on the right track for a nymphing rod, but overlining or buying special lines or...it's all very confusing. And at that high price I don't want to be confused.

In addition to nymphing, it would be nice to have a 6 wt. that would power the line through the strong western winds when the ZXL 590 struggles.

Suggestions?
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