what should my next rod be?

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  1. fredaevans

    fredaevans Active Member

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    STOP!!

    Someone(s) already brought up several great rods; that said, don't get your shorts in a bunch. STOP, wait, and go to next years Sandy River Spey 'Clave. (Yes, the proper spelling is 'Clave.) In May, 2008; YES you can wait a few months.:ray1:

    PLAY, PLAY, PLAY among the best. THEN drop the $$
     
  2. jcalderon

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    fred, i think thats the best advice yet! play with them all, then dop the dough
     
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    Considering you'll 'drop the dime' on close/over 1K for rod, reel, line (only) I thought that might be a bit of common sense.;)

    Save for one rod (a St. Crox (sp?) one hander) I've never purchased a rod I hadn't cast ... now, truth be told I've purchased two that after two or three minutes I've turned around to Bob Meiser/Gary Anderson and said: "What did this just cost me?"

    Edit: Well three. The last was the first of Bobbie's "Highlander's." One look, without casting I said THIS I have to have. Dear God it's a beautiful rod! Took close to three years before he turned it over ... but persistence pays off. It's here in the motor home with me on the Chetco ... Ahhhh, the damned water WILL drop after Christ's Mass.
    :>)
     
  4. jcalderon

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    Spent today casting a few rods....... I tried the deer creek 5/6 which I liked quite a bit..... And the cnd solstice 6 wt..... Both were pleasant to cast. The cnd was a bit slower, which i like, however I have yet to cast the Zaxis 6126...... I am very interested in this rod as I hear it loads to the cork with a 7/8 windcutter and is a great euro style rod with a shorter skagit or skandi head as well...... Descisions descisions
     
  5. Jergens

    Jergens AKA Joe Willauer

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    i would get the zaxis, i have fish the xp version and its dope with a skagit 400 i believe, and have only heard better things about the z. whatever you get just make sure to put a baller reel on it!
     
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    Is a galvan torque considered baller status? Does it help my cause that Im listening to C murder right this second?
     
  7. Evan Burck

    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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    knowing Joe, "baller status" means Nautilus or Bauer
     
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    I have never heard of either..... Wait, what am I talking about.... everybody knows im getting another scott, maybe an arc 1196 and a ross.
     
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    get a z axis and a bauer. break tradition. i dare you
     
  10. jcalderon

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    those colored bauers are certainly, neat. I just may....... Now i need to rob smebody at knife point to be able to afford said set up
     

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