Published Nov 22. 2006 - 15 years ago
Updated or edited Aug 8. 2015

new Sage Z-Axis


Hi fishing fanatic:)))
On new season 2007 SAGE make new rods Z-Axis. What you think? It is better than old XP series? :roll: I was fish with new 796 and 696, I think that this new rod is tooo fast and light. It is very good for casting but for fishing ??? I want to know your opinions....

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Re: new Sage Z-Axis...

[quote:0633328ec9="Matej Muhelyi"]It is very good for casting but for fishing ??? I want to know your opinions....[/quote:0633328ec9]


You are sooo right! I haven't tried the new Sage rods, but on a general level I find this fast action rod craze way too much.
Many new rods may be good for casting far, but for casting nicely, presenting delicately and fighting...? It's not my cuppa!

Whenever someone hauls out one of these wiz rods, I just remind them that my good old Partridge splitcane rod - 7' for a 4-weight line - can lay out close to a whole WF line as delicately as a butterfly lands (well almost at least). I find that most of the rods I like to fish are medium fast, progressive, on the heavy side - and a blessing to fish with!

Fast isn't always better!


Sage Z-Axis...

Hi Matej!

A dangerous question! Questions of that sort usually turn out pretty long threads, but then again this site is not so much a casting site as it is a fishing site.
Most Sage rods I have tried are rather unforgiving, but that is part of the point I think. I guess you're right that they are good casting rods and for some that is the same thing as a good fishing rod.
Others just like to fish and want a rod that casts easily and sufficiently far and I think that Martin thinks of himself in this category.

I havent tried the new z-axis, but it probably follows the sage stile, so if you're on the lookout for an undemading rod, its probably not for you.
I like demaning rods, its a nice sence of success when you learn to control a demanding rod and because they are demanding, it usually means that you're in for a treat, when you learn to master its potential.
But on the other hand, those things haven't got much to do with fishing and as always, these things are very individual



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