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    Anyone maybe have a graph or know a website that has tested the stiffness of various rods.I am in for a new 9wt and the list i have so far is tcx,xi3,gloomis nrx,stcroix legend.Any thoughts

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    Few things beat the NRX or even GLX but their pricing and replacement costs make the Sages very attractive.

    To me the 9WT TiCr-X/Axiom and TCX are similar, can't say I've ever cast the Xi3 or Xi2, but I know the Xi2's were not as stiff at the TCX/TFO in a similar weight class. The 9WT TCR/TCX is a lovely rod, but the GLX/NRX always has an edge ito pure stiffness. Suitability for purpose is another matter alltogether.
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    John send me your e-mail address via PM please?
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    The big reason i want very stiff is more so to pick up a load of line off the water to recast.My current T50 although darn good still lacks a bit of backbone when doing this.I also like casting in one or two false casts and i find slower rods cant do this at distance

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    try a broomstick from your local hardware store. ;-)
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    i would if they did not look so crappy

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    Echo, or ADG Titanium. ADG does blanks too, will mail you, just in EL today. You can build the ADG yourself. The Forecast RX8 is also pretty snappy. Blank available too.
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    Thanks Mario,appreciated

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    TFO Axiom is way up there
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    How much line are wanting to pick up? You talking 9wt, so I assume its for salt water. Are you not retrieving the fly to a closer and more manageable distance. Im not sure that any rod is going to comfortable lift a full flyline off the water, and allow for two false casts. In this situation, a stiff rod might compound the problem.........dunno. My TCR (before I sold it) is a very fast rod, and quite stiff also, and even that had difficulty drawing a lot of line off the surface, certainly wasnt able to lift and shoot a full line.
    Quote Originally Posted by core fly View Post
    The big reason i want very stiff is more so to pick up a load of line off the water to recast.My current T50 although darn good still lacks a bit of backbone when doing this.I also like casting in one or two false casts and i find slower rods cant do this at distance
    Last edited by Andre; 02-08-13 at 01:18 PM.
    Disclaimer.... none of my posts are intended to be "expert advice"..just opinions from someone who is willing to help where he can.

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