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    Those reviews are pretty useless. Haven't you learned anything from Andre?
    They prove absolutely nothing

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    Quote Originally Posted by redhumpy View Post
    Those reviews are pretty useless. Haven't you learned anything from Andre?
    They prove absolutely nothing
    Yeeeesss.....but....will it...

    Ok..let me stop right there....
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    Sage = the ultimate streamer rod.....in any weight class! (TIC don't soil your pants)
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Largie Whisperer View Post
    Sage = the ultimate streamer rod.....in any weight class!
    Don't disount the Bank Robber hey.
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    The $700 plus jobs wins the shootout.
    But value for money the Greys XF2 @ $290 and the Winston Passport @ $239 wins hands down if you consider they both scored over a 100 overall points. Sure as hell is a big difference between $300 and $800. Don't want to open a can of worms here, but are those rods really worth the extra $500 if you take everything into account here?

    I would love to see a "blind test" like this being done over here with what we have available over here.

    But the question is would something like this feature in a local mag with them risking losing out on advertising space, etc? Or should something like this be done independently and feature on a forum or a blog?

    I would love to arrange something like this.

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    It has been done by complete flyfisherman.Its all subjective..They for instance found the Stcroix legend elite to have a worse finish than the explorer guide series...There is just no way that possible.And as part of the test looks should not be factored,it should be feel,fishablility etc.
    Last edited by core fly; 27-06-14 at 01:40 PM.

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    I must say.I bought a z-axis 3wt some time back and use it for small streams etc.In the beginning i really hated the stick because I struggled to make it work.
    Well I have learned to fish it and now enjoy it more than any stick i own.Maybe it has made me a better or worse caster i dont know.I am sure if I pick up a zenith or the likes i will also struggle in the start but once you learn a rod it should do what its made to do..So judging a rod on first touch and cast could end up being judged purely on you capabilities or style

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    Quote Originally Posted by core fly View Post
    I must say.I bought a z-axis 3wt some time back and use it for small streams etc.In the beginning i really hated the stick because I struggled to make it work.
    Well I have learned to fish it and now enjoy it more than any stick i own.Maybe it has made me a better or worse caster i dont know.I am sure if I pick up a zenith or the likes i will also struggle in the start but once you learn a rod it should do what its made to do..So judging a rod on first touch and cast could end up being judged purely on you capabilities or style
    I too have a (9 ft) 3wt Z-Axis and absolutely love the rod. As to the Hardy Zenith (2nd in this test by one point), I have a 10 ft 3wt which is the best light rod I have ever used. Everyone who has ever tried mine has also loved, or at least liked it, including those who do not like long rods. Just bought myself a 10 ft 7wt Zenith (super light @ 3.5 oz/100g) for serious Stillwater (boat) fishing...
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    That zenith 10ft must be good.Would love to feel that thing in hand.

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