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    Exclamation Help needed in buying new fly rod!!!

    Help!!!

    I am looking for a new 6 weight fly rod and need some help to decide. I know the best thing to do is to go and get a feel for the rods myself but I'm gonna ask anyway.
    Rods I'm considering:
    - Sage one 9' 6#
    - Hardy Zenith Sintrix 9' 6#
    - Stealth Infinity 9' 6#
    - G-loomis NRX 9' 6#
    - Orvis Hydros 9' 6# ( discontinued )
    Any more rods that could be included would be great.

    I will be doing most of my fishing on the Vaal and on vast rivers and dams in South Korea fishing anything from carp to bass and trout.
    Really looking for a good 9' 6# that will last me a few years.

    Any help and advice would be great!!!

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    Hi,

    Firstly welcome to the Forum. Secondly please use the introductions section on the forum and introduce yourself to the rest of the forummers.

    looking at the rods that you have on the list, I would think that your stand out rod will be the Sage one.

    But also look at the explorer guide II series.
    Frederick

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    Quote Originally Posted by FCLoretz View Post
    Hi,

    Firstly welcome to the Forum. Secondly please use the introductions section on the forum and introduce yourself to the rest of the forummers.

    looking at the rods that you have on the list, I would think that your stand out rod will be the Sage one.

    But also look at the explorer guide II series.
    ...especially since Xplorer has recently eclipsed Sage as a premium rod...

    Ask Andre (on this forum). He's probably keen to unload some of his Sage's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeilRowe View Post
    ...especially since Xplorer has recently eclipsed Sage as a premium rod...

    Ask Andre (on this forum). He's probably keen to unload some of his Sage's.
    TO BE HONEST I HOPE HE PUTS ME ON THE LIST FOR ONE
    Frederick

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    If it were me I would go for the sage one but I would rather get a 10ft than a 9ft.

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    What would the advantages be of fishing a 10'?

    Thanks.

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    I would also add the echo rods to the list. welcome to the forum.
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    Hi Waegook,

    Based on that selection I'd go with the Hardy Zenith Sintrix...they killing the competition in the UK, I speak to a number of the guys here in the London shops and they great rods...10ft over 9ft 10ft handles mending your line better in rivers and for czech nymphing ,I also find more clearance when in rivers and from float tubes when casting. However if the wind picks up, you have your work cut-out for you.

    Cheers
    Amat Victoria Curam

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    I concur with the Echo. I have a 3WT Corbon and a 5WT Carbon. For thie price it is really good with a very "forgiving" action

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    I would say the Hardy would be my first choice! Its a true fishing rod. I won't be worrying about it when i'm out fishing. The Sage one is a better casting rod, with a slightly lighter casting weight, but for me the Hardy still has the edge. I know i can push it harder if i need to.

    I would stick with the 9'. Was looking at the 10', but for my fishing it ain't gonna be that benificial. Anyway, you can use the 9' for light salt work as well.

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