Has anyone cast the 590-4 X next to the Sage ONE 590-4 X??? impressions??? thanks!!
Its called fast!!!! If a five can't outrun a six it is not fast. Gotcha ya though....691 Bolt is a sweet rod!Sage screwed up the 590 model of the One. It was at least a 5.5 weight and probably a 6. I own the 690 and love it. When I test cast the 590 I double checked that I had a 590 in my hand and not a 690. Since the 9' 5 is such an important rod configuration, my guess is that Sage probably nailed the X in that config. They also have the Radian and Zenith (and successors) as really excellent competitors.
Actually the One 590 was not fast, it was stiff. Fast should refer to how quickly the taper goes from soft to stiff; tip to butt. The One wasn't particularly fast in that sense. But it was just too stiff overall to load with a 5wt or even 5.5 weight line.Its called fast!!!! If a five can't outrun a six it is not fast. Gotcha ya though....691 Bolt is a sweet rod!
I call that tip recovery. The Sage SP was considered a medium fast action rod based on its flex profile, but it had fast rip recovery, a lot to do with the overall taper and high tensile graphite used. Ditto with Loomis GLX Classic.Or it can mean that the rod returns quickly to the straight position after flexing.