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Jonathan Kerr

TCX or Zaxis...help
« on: June 12, 2011, 11:59:12 AM »
Hi all, i know you guys are pretty into your casting, and do casting competitions etc..so im sure you will know your rods!

i'm trying to decide whether to get a tcx or ZA blank. Having not tried either, and not knowing anyone locally with one i'm not sure yet which one to get.

I know the TCX is much faster, but is it too fast/stiff to use for normal everyday fishing? is it really just a specific rod for only distance casting, or can you use it as an all around rod for other situations too. I'll be getting a 6wt, 9'6" and building it to be used in saltwater and lochs around shetland mainly.

any advice appreciated!!  


Sandy Nelson

Re: TCX or Zaxis...help
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2011, 12:27:39 PM »
I know the TCX is much faster, but is it too fast/stiff to use for normal everyday fishing? is it really just a specific rod for only distance casting, or can you use it as an all around rod for other situations too.

tosh

no and yes :z4

the TCX is a great fishing tool, I've built quite a few now for myself and I love Them.
The ZA is a dumbed down XP, dull, dull ,dull unlike the XP.IMHO :z3
The TCX will do whatever you ask it too, as long as you can live with the colour
then it is a great fishing rod. Plus it is a superb casting machine to play with on the grass
when you can't get to the water.
Do it, you'll love it, I promise  :z16

sandy
John Geirach 1999 "Millions of trout have died of old age before i could catch them and there's not a damn thing i can do about that"

Jonathan Kerr

Re: TCX or Zaxis...help
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2011, 13:07:36 PM »
thanks sandy, that is fantastic. i was really hoping i might get that response because i love the colour of the tcx!

i was just reading your post comparing the tcx/s4 so its quite funny that you just happened to reply to this at the same time!

thats me decided, tcx it is then..  :grin

now for the fun of building it sometime in July!

Sandy Nelson

Re: TCX or Zaxis...help
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2011, 13:28:41 PM »
Cool :cool:

I'm sure you will love it :z16

looking fed to hearing how the build goes .

Sandy
John Geirach 1999 "Millions of trout have died of old age before i could catch them and there's not a damn thing i can do about that"

 




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