Originally Posted by sweetandsalt
Perfects of any generation are way too heavy and low in line capacity to match with any Zenith. These reels are at their best with cane rods.
Thanks for the thought, I knew that I needed another rod, I just didn't know what.
Bamboo sounds like a plan, now all I have to do is figure out how to convince my wife.
I have been trying my Perfect out on a couple of my 8 1/2' Sages and the Hardy 3 1/8 feels great to me. I don't need any more than 50 yards of backing where I fish.