|Apropos of the long 8wt shootout thread . . . |
I just recently lost the top of 9'6" 8wt Z-Axis trying to pull something large out of some mangrove roots. The rod is on its way to repair-land, but it has got me thinking: do I need a new version by now?
I have really liked the Z-axis for striper lines to floating lines for redfish. Would the "X" series be a noticeable upgrade? There are some great reviews of it out there (https://www.tellurideangler.com/news/24/Sage-X-Rod-Model%252dby%252dModel-Review.html) but I really wonder if I'd be able to tell much difference.
Probably the only way is to take a reel and the Z-Axis to a shot that has an X-series 9'6" 8wt, but if anyone has experiences or thoughts to share, that would help a lot too. Thanks! :)