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Old 03-02-2008, 12:13 PM
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Default Re: ZXL vs. Z-Axis in 8'6" 4 wt.

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And my dream rod for 2008 is the ZXL in a 8'6" 5wt.
What would you think about a 7'6" ZXL 4 wt. for bushy, overhung small freestone stream fishing? It's what I'm contemplating right now (with either and Abel Creek or Lamson ULA-P click pawl reel). Think I'm on the right track?
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What would you think about a 7'6" ZXL 4 wt. for bushy, overhung small freestone stream fishing? It's what I'm contemplating right now (with either and Abel Creek or Lamson ULA-P click pawl reel). Think I'm on the right track?


Yea! baby (you can never have too many 4 weights LOL)

I am working on the 5 weight scene. I have ONE 10' 5 weight that is a medium action and I have a 7'9" that is a full flex, so I want something in between. Think I got that covered. A Winston Joan Wulff 8'6" 5 weight hopefully by next week.
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Default Re: ZXL vs. Z-Axis in 8'6" 4 wt.

How about an 8'6" Winston BIIx? My wife has one, loves it and won't use anything else on larger streams.
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Default Re: ZXL vs. Z-Axis in 8'6" 4 wt.

I have the BIIx in a 6 wt. and an 8 wt. and love them. I want something a little softer for the 5. My 4's are either Glass or Bamboo so I really like the slow action, but there is times that you need that extra. Nice thing about the BIIx is the TIP. It is soooo perfect.
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How about an 8'6" Winston BIIx? My wife has one, loves it and won't use anything else on larger streams.
I'd second the BIIX. Or even a LT5 in a 4w.
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I'd second the BIIX. Or even a LT5 in a 4w.
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Default Re: ZXL vs. Z-Axis in 8'6" 4 wt.

Haven't cast one of the new BIIx's yet, but the LT's are my favorite winston's so far. That 7'9" 3wt is a sweetheart. I know the "true" winston fans like the WT's better, but they're just a bit floppy/mushy to me.

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