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    Had anyone used this rod? Care to share your thoughts and experiences with it?

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    Hi,

    I have not.......... but that won't stop me from asking; do you already have one or are you considering one?

    I am using one of the new Marksman 2 - T series rods in 13' #8 and I like it very much. If you are looking to add a rod, everything I have read about the complete Marksman line is good.

    What Zenith rod are you speaking of?

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    9' 5 weight. I'm looking for a fantastic trout rod. Considering the marksman as well.

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    It seems that the good news about the Marksman rods spans the entire series, I like mine.

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    Like I said, I'm looking for a great trout rod. Winston have taken the cake with their progressive action. I want a rod that will load up close, as well as long range. I had the Helios rod. I loved that it would cast a mile, but hated the tippet protection. I had a winston b2t and I kick myself in the rear for ever parting with it. So, I'm out on the hunt for a replacement.
    So far, I've narrowed it down to hardy, winston, and loop. They all offer progressive-type tapers similar to that of the winston. I plan to fish all three and make a decision based off of that.

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    I would go with the Winston that you know and love. I would also urge you to check out the Scott G2 if you haven't already.

    -Chase

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    I have tried all these rods and I can honestly say my new addition(NRX LP)blows them outta the water. Super delicate for short range but can cast a mile as well.

    Try casting one. You will quickly fogey the word zenith exists.....

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    I will have to do that, but I really, really dislike the horrific coloring of that rod and the thread wraps. Now, where the coloring means nothing in comparison to the performance. I still want a rod that performs as well as it looks.

    However,
    That being said, I still need to cast it to see if it will change my mind.


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    I agree on the colouring of the blue and black. I bought the green with silver wraps and it is stunning

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    I own a 486 Zenith and love it. I have casted the 590 a lot and like it as well. The zenith is a great balance for power and touch.

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