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    Default Re: Looking for a 6 wt

    I have a 6wt thats for sale. 2 piece with case, this is in excellent condition. 2 days use only.

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    It you can find a good used Scott G2 8'8" 6 wt, you'll have the best of both worlds. It is a great trout rod that will double as a bass rod. The price for a new one is high, but occasionally a used one shows up that is affordable.

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    I think there are two main styles of 6 weight and you need to decide which one you prefer before we can give you helpful recommendations. One is an all-round trout rod that can be nearly (but won't be quite) as delicate as a 4 weight for fussy dry fly situations, but will cast farther and perform better than a 5 in the wind. The other is a fast-action, heavier-duty rod that would be used mostly for streamers, weighted rigs, and long-distance casting.

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    I absolutely love my BIII-SX. I use it for trout and bass. Great rod!
    Carson

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    My 6wt is a 9'6" Winston B2MX with the fighting butt. It is a cannon! I throw double streamer rigs with it regularly. It is also my big water/big fish rod for nymphing.

    If you're looking for something for a little less coin I would shoot for a Sage Response 6 or 7 weight that is 9'6" with the fighting butt. I am looking at one, but need new waders first.

    Randy
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    6-Weights once ruled but lost their all-round trout mantel in the age of modern graphite to #5's. I predict a resurgence, however, as rods continue to get lighter and more sophisticated. I enjoy my ECHO3 and fish it a fair bit but anticipate a new #6 from Sage that I won't be able to resist. Loomis SD #6 HLS is first rate too.

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    I'm still searching. Anyone have experience with a 6 wt ZXL?
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    Default Re: Looking for a 6 wt

    Quote Originally Posted by mbchilton View Post
    I'm still searching. Anyone have experience with a 6 wt ZXL?
    No, but I met a Sage rep at a show last year who said he thought the 9x6 was the sweetest rod in the whole ZXL series.

    ZXL is a more moderate action so it's not going to be the best choice for wind and heroic casts, but it's probably a great choice for a versatile all-rounder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moucheur2003 View Post
    No, but I met a Sage rep at a show last year who said he thought the 9x6 was the sweetest rod in the whole ZXL series.

    ZXL is a more moderate action so it's not going to be the best choice for wind and heroic casts, but it's probably a great choice for a versatile all-rounder.
    That is surprising to me, as it's the largest line weight in the rod line. I've never cast one but for a line that is at the short small weight spectrum up to a maximum of 6 weight, it's just a surprise. Now I've heard that the Sage One 6 weight is the gem of that line - that I get.

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