Mah's Spey casting notebook
hello,thanks for your great blog, as i'm new to double hand rod in saltwater, it helps a lot ; )i would like to have your advise, i have the possibility to get a sage z axis, 12,6" , line 6, at a very fare price, did you ever try z axis double hand rod? if so, how does it compare to sage one switch rod ?thanks for your help,best regards,Eric.
Hi Eric, Yes I have tried the Z-Axis 6wt switch rod. The response of Z-Axis is not quite as fast a rod as Sage One, neither is it as light. For saltwater, it's better to get a faster rod. I think 11' + switch rod is a good length for saltwater. It is lighter and not so cumbersome to land fish. I don't think you need anything longer than 12' unless you are planing to fish the surf overhead casting from the beach. In which case, you should get a stiffer rod like the TFO Pandion or the Beulah Opal.
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