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Old 04-22-2014, 07:46 PM
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Hi all

I'm currently using a 6wt BVK, but I find it too stiff for my liking and have decided to sell it. I'd like to get some recommendations for rods with a more medium-fast action. My budget goes up to $300 and I'd like the rod to be fairly light (around 3-3.6oz). I'm currently considering the rods below, but I'm more than open to other suggestions!
  • Redington Path
  • Greys XF2
  • Sage Approach
  • Echo Edge
  • Allen Heritage

So... what would you recommend?

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Old 04-22-2014, 08:12 PM
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I really like my Ross Flystik 6wt


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The Heritage is in my list if rods I would like to own.


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From that list, I would recommend the Sage for your specific requirements.
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I have a 6-weight Greys X-Flite that meets the description of what you want very well. The XF2 is the model that replaced the X-Flite, so I bet it would suit your needs nicely.
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When looking for a med-fast 6wt I cast the Approach and decided to pass as I found it to be lacking in feel compared to the Vantage it replaced. You can still find new Vantages on the big auction site for around $200. The Heritage sounds like a sweet rod but would be a huge change from the BVK, you would have to slow your timing down quite a bit. The XF2 is supposed to be the poor man's Zenith and a fantastic rod for the price.

Honestly if you can wait a couple of weeks until Allen re-releases the XA2 with new hardware that will be a fantastic rod for the price.
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Is there any way that you can test cast some of these rods?
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Thanks for the suggestions everyone! I've ruled out the Allen Heritage. I agree with you guys that it probably would be too much the other way.

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Is there any way that you can test cast some of these rods?
Nope, unfortunately. There isn't a single fly shop in my state! There's actually very few good shops in the entire country (Australia).
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What length do you want the rod to be?
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Have you considered the Scott A4 series rods. They are fairly light and have a med-fast action.
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