ZAxis vs. VXP?

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Griswald, Apr 21, 2011.

  1. Griswald a.k.a. Griswald

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    I have casted and loved the Z Axis, and wondering if any one has a VXP? Any one have an opinion one way or the other? I would guess the Z Axis is a bit faster.

    Thanks in advance for any feedback.

  2. Dan Nelson Hiker, Fisher, Writer, Bum

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    You would guess correctly. The Z-axis is considerably faster. (at least in 5 wt -- which is the only version i've used of each).
  3. skiman5982 Member

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    The Z is considerably faster however i do love my six weight 9' 6" VXP. Easy to cast and plenty powerful not to mention lower priced. The VXP is a very good rod
  4. Dan Nelson Hiker, Fisher, Writer, Bum

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    SKiMan, I agree. The VXP is a great rod -- faster isn't alway better. I love the Zs in my quiver, but the VXPs are damn nice, too. Then again, I also love my old, slow St. Croix 2 wt.
  5. jessejames Flyslinger

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    The VXP is unique in the Sage line-up. It has progressively faster action as the line sizes increase.
    This makes real sense to me. If I am casting a 3 wt it seems it should naturally be a slower action rod for smaller tippits and fish. But that slow action is ususally not a positive thing in a 8 weight when you are casting junk to metalheads.
    Having said that unless you are looking at a 8 or 9 weight I think that you will notice a significant difference between the Z and the VXP comparing equal weights.
    Find a pro shop and cast them both with the appropriate lines then you will know which one is right for you.
  6. BT New Member

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  7. Itchy Dog Some call me Kirk Werner

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    Curious if anyone has cast the VXP 7133?
  8. Fella New Member

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    Correct. What weight are you looking to get. I prefer the VXP over the z axis. Not saying the Z Axis isn't an awesome rod. I was in a casting competition and had to use the VXP and it was a great rod to throw. It just depends what your looking for. If your looking for fast rods obviously the TCX will beat both of them. For fast rods i still love my S4S 's.
  9. shawn k Member

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    I have it and I love that rod. Its a great stick. I casted the zaxis 7136 and the vxp side by side and I liked the vxp better.
  10. Jeff Sawyer Active Member

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    I have Z Axis 7136 and I have cast the the VXP 7133 side by side...I like my Z-Axis better. But honestly they're both great rods so I don't think you could go wrong with either and looks like it's more personal you should really try to cast both.
  11. UptheCreek Member

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    Don't want to open up a 15 post thread but just bought the z-axis at Costco for a great deal!