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Old 08-24-2009, 09:46 PM
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Default Re: Need advice from some sages about Sages

Originally Posted by ryu128 View Post
Hi guys,
I'm new to this forum. I just needed some advice about a couple of rods that I've been thinking about... I own a couple of Sage SP rods (480-3 and 690-3) both great rods. And I was thinking I should get a 5 weight. I've been looking hard at both the Sage XP and Z-Axis, as I wanted something with a little faster action than the SP.

The other question is how is the action of the ZXL compared to that of the SP? The other rod I'm looking at is the ZXL 376-4 or the SP 376-3. Any advice?

Thanks in advance.
Welcome NAFFF!

I don't know where the SP fit into the Sage line-up - that was before my time as a fly fisher, but I do know that the ZXL is softer than the the Z-Axis or the XP. The ZXL replaced the SLT. Just for the sake of comparison, and since you want a faster rod, try a TCX while you are trying rods. I have an SLT, but wanted a faster 6 wt streamer rod. Since the Z-Axis seems to work well for a lot of people, I just assumed that I would end up with a Z. For some reason, I had trouble casting that rod and ended up with a TCX.
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