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A beast of a rod.
- Proprietary TCX taper design allows you to cast incredible distances
- Smooth, fast action rod provides more power, allows for quick casts, enables farther line casts, and facilitates landing larger fish
- Generation 5 technology (use of graphite hoop fibers instead of traditional glass hoop fibers) makes for a lighter, more responsive rod
- Freshwater rods have Cocobolo wood reel seat inserts, dark nickel-colored aluminum reel seat components, and a reversed half-wells handle (handle A)
- Snub-nosed reverse half-wells handle has a larger front end that provides better grip for larger hands
- Saltwater-safe rods have a dark nickel-colored aluminum reel seat and a full-wells cork grip with fighting butt(handle B)
- Full-wells handle provides hand support at the rear and front of the rod, gives you more leverage, and allows you to cast longer and fight larger fish
- Goldernrod thread wraps trimmed with garnet, hard alloy stripper guides, and hard-chromed snake guides round out the high-quality components
- Flor-grade cork has less pits and fill than standard-grade cork
- Cloth rod bag and aluminum rod tube protect your rod during transport and storage
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Takes some practice.
- Gender: Female
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I've only gotten into fly fishing in the past few years and am still not an expert at casting, and I have a difficult time casting this rod. Wouldn't recommend it for beginners but I do know many people that love this rod for streamers and nymphs. Can also handle dry flies, but doesn't seem to be its specialty. Great at punching through the wind as well.
It's a cannon
By: Brandon Collett
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This rod is a cannon. I fish this rod in a 9' 5 weight and it is deal for heavy nymphing and chucking streamers. In times when I might need a 6 weight, this rod normally gets it done in a 5 weight. I find this rod to be very versatile, although it isn't my rod of choice for small dries and delicate presentation. I can throw a dry beautifully, but I don't think it presents a fly as delicately as a slightly slower action rod. It is awesome for larger dries though like bigger caddis, hopper, stones, cicadas, etc.
Hell of a stick
If you really miss the old Sage XP, consider the TCX its replacement. Its even better actually. You can throw heavy articulated streamers to small drys. Its one of those rods that actually does make you a better caster.