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Old 10-01-2013, 02:04 AM
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Bringing this back from the dead...did anyone ever pull the trigger on a 9'6" 6wt or the 10' 4wt?
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Well, since you have already done the job of reviving the dead, I will share my experience with the 1004-4.
I purchased the rod new hoping to use it for some Euro nymphing & limited dry fly fishing.
The fit and finish of the rod was excellent (like all Scotties). That was about all the positives I can recall about the rod. I found the action very tough to match with my casting stroke, as a reference I own and fish rods ranging from the Z axis, LL's to Bamboo (Payne tapers), so like a broad range of rod actions. For some reason I also found the rod to be noticeably tip heavy. I know that by laws of physics, this is to be expected as you go to longer lengths but the 10' A4 was quite bad from this standpoint.

The key issue I had with the action was there was very little 'feel' while fishing the rod. End result - I ended up selling the rod after a few months at a significant loss.

I used to own a A3 series 4wt and loved it a lot. I was hoping that the A4 would have been an improvement but for me it wasn't.
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I own and love my Sage Z axis 10 4. You can do so many things with it from nymphing to dry flies on a larger river.
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I own and love my Sage Z axis 10 4. You can do so many things with it from nymphing to dry flies on a larger river.
I can't agree more. I love, love, love my 10' 4wt Z.

I don't have any experience with the A4, sorry.
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The key issue I had with the action was there was very little 'feel' while fishing the rod. End result - I ended up selling the rod after a few months at a significant loss.

I used to own a A3 series 4wt and loved it a lot. I was hoping that the A4 would have been an improvement but for me it wasn't.
That's a real bummer, sorry it did not work out for you. Was your A3 a 9ft or 10ft? Do you think the new rod stunk because it was a 10 footer or because it was an A4?

Hopefully a 9' 4wt A4 owner will chime in...
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That's a real bummer, sorry it did not work out for you. Was your A3 a 9ft or 10ft? Do you think the new rod stunk because it was a 10 footer or because it was an A4?

Hopefully a 9' 4wt A4 owner will chime in...


My A3 was a 904, so not exactly apples to apples comparison but still, I was hoping the overall feel / action of the blanks would be the same regardless of the length within a particular rod series.
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