05-13-2012, 07:47 PM
Join Date: Aug 2007
Re: Bonefish rod 8wt bvk or z-axis?
Originally Posted by sldrose
I've seen many positive reviews for the 8wt BVK ($250) as a bonefish rod,
but I've seen a 2piece 8wt z-axis on sale for $420 and was wondering if
I should step up to the z-axis.
(being a 2 piece the zaxis is light and has a great action)
I'm planning my first flats fishing to the Bahamas. I'm a pretty confident caster, but i'm not sure if the z-axis will be good enough in the salt.
The problem is that people compare the z-axis to the TCR and XI2 or 3 and not to the BVK.
I havent had a chance to cast either rod, although i have cast both in different line weights.
What are you're thoughts/recommendations on this until i can get a chance to cast them side by side.
I have a 6wt z-axis as my trout rod and I like it, so I don't mind spending the extra cash.
My main use for the 8wt is to wade the flats fishing for bonefish, and as a streamer/nymph rod for trout.
Should i pay more for the z-axis or look for something else around the $400 to $500 range that would be more suitable.
Alot of people recommend the Loomis crosscurrent GLX as well, and if im contemplating the price jump, should i be looking at these?
thanks for your input
Are you sure its a Z-Axis, I don't recall any two piece Z-Axis rods? I'm no expert on Sage, but I can't remember the last two piece high end rod they've made.