I need some feedback from you guys. If you were me and fished small streams 95% of the time and went to bigger water 4-6 times a year where sometimes a 5WT would be a good fit, would you buy one if you had
Legend Ultra 4WT
Z-Axis 4wt which to me is basically a 4 1/2 Wt
Orvis Hydros 6wt
I guess I feel like I can get by with the Z-Axis or if I know it's going to be windy and or throwing bigger rigs I grab the 6WT
Just your thoughts before I go blow a wad of cash.
Agreed, you have your bases covered, drop the coin on something else if you must. When you need to cover more water and or throw larger flies, the 6wt will fit the bill. When you want a more delicate presentation and are fishing typical sizes, you are more than covered with your 490Z. That's a very capable fly rod.
Thank Jaybo , I agree the Z can handle the bigger 4Wt stuff and I need to go light presentation with a 4WT the Legend Ultra or TXL 4wt will do the trick
William , that is what I'm afraid of was that I would grab a 5wt at the show next week.
Hmmm maybe I need to save my money for gas so I can have some weekend ventures this summer in the trailer.
That Z can throw some pretty heavily weighted stuff for a 4 wt to be honest. I had a #6 leech last year that had a good bit of tin wrapped on it and didn't have issues. I did have to adjust my casting stroke however.
Unless you are just itching for a new rod, I'd save the cash and use it for fishing trips, or treat yourself to a guide. Something you don't usually do.
And I do understand what it's like to want to add a new one to the quiver I'm generally always on the lookout, just in case.