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I'm thinking about buying a Sage Z-Axis, 9 ft., 4 wt. for my retirement present with a matching reel. I fish small streams to some 50 ft. wide rivers. Any info would be appriciated.
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i just recently got a z-axis 9' 4wt and the thing is great i love this rod only wish i had one sooner but you will not go wrong with one.i think it made my casting abilities better if like a fast tip you will love it .
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I'm thinking about buying a Sage Z-Axis, 9 ft., 4 wt. for my retirement present with a matching reel. I fish small streams to some 50 ft. wide rivers. Any info would be appriciated.
Great rod, I have one myself along with a couple other Sage rods, I use my 4wt mainly for trout. I can’t justify spending that kind of money anymore on a Sage when several other rods manufactures have come out with rods just as competitive as a Sage. I thought I would never say this but Sage rods are overpriced but there is always that little thing called "Warranty" but then again others are just as good. You just need to cast several rods, look at the warranty policy and see what the the bottom line cost will be.
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You just need to cast several rods, look at the warranty policy and see what the the bottom line cost will be. [/FONT][/COLOR][/QUOTE]


I don't have access to any shop that does this or to any that sells sage. I'd be ordering it by internet.
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I sure would find a shop near your area that sold Sage rods and other rod manufacture brands to cast before I spent that kind of money, the brand name doesn't always fit the person.
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The Z-Axis is a great all around rod. If it casts to your expectations, it will work wonders for you. The 9 foot 4 weight model should work well for the conditions that you describe.

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Make sure you find it discounted now that it's discontinued.. you should be getting a substantial discount on those now.

It's a great rod if the fast action suits your style..
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Z-Axis are currently on sale in a lot of stores. I think due to a new model coming out soon.
At least on place i know of has them for 35% off - Delaware River Club

The following is from their recent blog post

Delaware River Report / Conditions July 11,2011
By delawareriverclub,on July 11th,2011
Down we go –looks like we are down to our 600 CFS release from Cannonsville –the river is stable,as the flow was gradually decreased,there should be no real “shock”to the system –the good news is that the infamous ‘green crap’has been mitagted,as the big flush of water kicked the majority of it downstream –now you can fish your sulphurs and they won’t turn into BWO’s! Give us a call at the shop for the most up-to-the-minute info.

PS –We still have a few Sage Z-Axis 5 and 7-weight rods for sale –35% off and free shipping!
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I'm thinking about buying a Sage Z-Axis, 9 ft., 4 wt. for my retirement present with a matching reel. I fish small streams to some 50 ft. wide rivers. Any info would be appriciated.
Sage announced on June 23, 2011, the new forthcoming- "The ONE" fly rod...which will replace the Zed. It carries a very hefty price tag...as suggested above, the Z-Axis model is reduced almost everywhere...

I have a 9'6", 4wt. and throughly enjoy the rod... at the reduced price, I do not think one can go wrong ...


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For a 5 wt. the Z-axis is still my "go to" rod.

I fish it almost all the time for trout; unless I'm going to be doing some hiking in and bushwhacking for smaller native fish, like Brookies; in which case I'll use a 7'6" 3 wt.

I really don't see how you can go wrong with a discounted Z-axis. It came in second to Hardy's new Zenith in the recent Shootout that George Anderson sponsored a couple of months ago. Last time he ran the Shootout, the Z-axis was on top.

I fished a Zenith 9'0" 5 wt. about a month ago with J-P in France and, as he can tell you, the next day I went back to my trusty Z-axis. Dries, nymphs, streamers; for me it gets the job done all the time.

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