Taylor Anomaly Z (Graphene Rod) sneak peak

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The photo shows a different grip from the diagram?

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The top is how the cork appears in the image. The bottom is closer to how the cork is on the modified design. We don’t make cosmetic samples for every round of revisions. As I mentioned the cork was the last item to be confirmed before production.
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Half wells in the diagram, but full wells in the pic. Then this image is cut off? Confusing

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The top is how the cork appears in the image. The bottom is closer to how the cork is on the modified design. We don’t make cosmetic samples for every round of revisions. As I mentioned the cork was the last item to be confirmed before production.
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Thanks for this. I am interested in what you are offering and you mentioned the opportunity for custom handles. If I send you what I want can you PM with how much more that would be? Not really concerned about reel seat. Good with what you offer.
 

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Thanks for this. I am interested in what you are offering and you mentioned the opportunity for custom handles. If I send you what I want can you PM with how much more that would be? Not really concerned about reel seat. Good with what you offer.
That isn't something we are gonna do right now. Maybe in the future. Something for us to look into.
 

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That isn't something we are gonna do right now. Maybe in the future. Something for us to look into.

hi matthew,

do you know the aa- measurement of anomaly z graphene in 8,6 f #4?

thanks for answer!


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hi matthew,

do you know the aa- measurement of anomaly z graphene in 8,6 f #4?

thanks for answer!


thomas
We have never used the CC method. I don’t think it is a bad method as it gives some information, but it is kinda one dimensional (and rods are 3 dimensional) in my opinion. We do recommend a true to line weight on the 4wt although Rio Gold is fine on it also. I know that doesn’t give you the angle but it does let you know it is a true 4wt.
 
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I cast Anomaly Z 8 1/2'/#4 with both Gold and Tech Trout both of which suited it just fine. I might select based on habitat.
 

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...and Sage's entire trout range with "snub nose" grips are ridiculous if you don't have snub nosed hands.

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Now that you mention it, the grip length on my Sage One is noticeably short, and I don't have huge hands
 

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Which reel is the best match for the 6wt rod?
Dillon, I don't meant to answer for the designer himself (Taylor designs both his rods and reels) but I recommend his new Revolt. It is a smooth, totally ridged reel with a carbon disc stacked drag and an X frame, handsomely machined. (Matthew, Dillon is my long time west coast fishing partner and friend)
 

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Which reel is the best match for the 6wt rod?
Hmmmm. I would throw out three options.
1. Revolt 4-6wt - Great balance and performance for the price is superb
2. Revolution Z - Great balance. It just looks nice on the rod
3. SERIES-1 - You can go with either the 4-6 or 6-8 depending on what you want. 4-6 will be very light, 6-8 will balance better. Don’t sleep in the SERIES-1. It is a very nice reel.

I have personally been using the Revolt with Rio Gold elite on the Anomaly Z 6wt.
 

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Hi Matthew,
I have been thinking about a new 9ft 6 wt rod for some time. I have been fishing a Scott Radian for the last few years. The other current rods in my trout kit are 4 and 5 wt Sage Ones, except for a 5wt Method. Last year, I fished Richards 6wt Sky and liked it better than my Radian. Lighter and crisply fast.

I’ve been thinking about your new anomaly z. However, Richard told me you are coming out with a new fast graphene rod this winter. I‘d like to compare the two. Since, the z is on sale Friday, I’d like to take advantage of it. Will the new rod come out in time to order and return the z should I like the new rod better? I understand your trial period is thirty days.

With all that said, I have a hunch I may like the medium/fast action of the z. Who says, (besides maybe, Richard) all trout rods should be super fast? A little action diversity in the kit might be a good thing...

Thanks for the reel recommendations. What about the T1, as it’s on sale? They are all very handsome reels. Looking forward to being in the Taylor Rod family soon...

Thanks,
Jay
 

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Hi Matthew,
I have been thinking about a new 9ft 6 wt rod for some time. I have been fishing a Scott Radian for the last few years. The other current rods in my trout kit are 4 and 5 wt Sage Ones, except for a 5wt Method. Last year, I fished Richards 6wt Sky and liked it better than my Radian. Lighter and crisply fast.

I’ve been thinking about your new anomaly z. However, Richard told me you are coming out with a new fast graphene rod this winter. I‘d like to compare the two. Since, the z is on sale Friday, I’d like to take advantage of it. Will the new rod come out in time to order and return the z should I like the new rod better? I understand your trial period is thirty days.

With all that said, I have a hunch I may like the medium/fast action of the z. Who says, (besides maybe, Richard) all trout rods should be super fast? A little action diversity in the kit might be a good thing...

Thanks for the reel recommendations. What about the T1, as it’s on sale? They are all very handsome reels. Looking forward to being in the Taylor Rod family soon...

Thanks,
Jay
We are working on a new fast action rod, but it is a long way from release. It will probably be a fall 2021 release.

I think the Anomaly Z will fit in very nice with your current line up. The 6wt is really sweet. It is the most progressive rod of the three. Very smooth. With all our reels being 15% off this week I would still consider the SERIES-1 or Revolt. The SERIES-1 is only $50 more than the T1 on sale I think. I personally think the price difference is worth it. Nothing wrong with the T1 at all, but the SERIES-1 is just beautiful.
 

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Hi Matt,

To S&S and many others on the forum I am a lost cause as I am after the one rod does it all graal (I already havea quiver of specialised rods though 🤯). The closest thing I have found to that ideal to date is Redington NTi 906, but I feel Anomaly Z could be the long awaited heir to that magical rod.

If I m looking at a rod that handles a size 28 midge at the end of a 25ft leader like a 4wt but can also hammer a heavy streamer like a 6wt, is it Anomaly Z 905 or 906 that I am looking for or something else?

Thanks!
 

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Hi Matt,

To S&S and many others on the forum I am a lost cause as I am after the one rod does it all graal (I already havea quiver of specialised rods though 🤯). The closest thing I have found to that ideal to date is Redington NTi 906, but I feel Anomaly Z could be the long awaited heir to that magical rod.

If I m looking at a rod that handles a size 28 midge at the end of a 25ft leader like a 4wt but can also hammer a heavy streamer like a 6wt, is it Anomaly Z 905 or 906 that I am looking for or something else?

Thanks!
That is a tough question for me to answer. I have never cast an NTi so I can’t compare. I spend a decent amount of time fishing size 24 midges with a 15 foot leader. That is something the 5wt will do. If I was focusing of heavier streamers I would take the 6wt. The problem is if I am fishing midges I never take the 6wt. If I plan on chucking heavy streamers I never take the 5wt. It‘s not that they can’t do it... it’s just that there is a superior tool for the job. I’m not sure that this answer will satisfy you but it is probably the best answer I can give. The short answer is I don’t know... never tried.
 
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