Cheers for that Rennie, Ian and NeilW, that's all I need to rule the Angels out, couldn't think of much worse than snapping a bloody rod on the odd occasion I actually got to use it!Carefull with the Angel! The Mk1, was very prone to breakage (in honestly a dead cert!), while the Mk2 whilst strengthened to overcome the breakage issues wasn't any where near as nice a rod to use and cast, in fact a bit (lot!) of a broom stick!.
Which rods are you looking at in particular ?.
Cheers Pedro, that’s just the sort of info I was after. I know we all have different styles and tastes but youve ruled a few out for me.... and given me another one to consider! ?I have the DTX in 16FT and its a cracking rod, amazing finish, ok the DTX range is getting on a bit in years now, but very very good rods indeed.
Norways are very good rods, as long as you prefer Old Skool, long bellied lines are their forte, very tough!, will dominate ANY situation!.
Z-Axis, forget 'em, only for floating lines, gutless with sinkers etc. in fact frustratingly so, you really would regret one of those (thats why there's so many up for Sale!).
Sage One, yes!, all day, every day, very capable, very easy to use!, as you are experiencing, its getting hold of one, if you can you won't regret one of those!.I'm told the Sage X is faster, tippier, demands a greater and more skilled input from the owner, will deliver in spades, but the One is a lot more user friendly!.
As for a Demon, well don't know much about them in MK1 or MK2 ranges.I think the MK2 is more Scandi orientated where as the MK1 is a more all rounder.But I like Hardy rods and I can't see it being a reet dog!( wot?, like the Angel!)
In your original post you mentioned Scandi head use?, you won't do much better than a Guideline 15ft LPXe, that'll be better than you will ever be!, but very easy to use and cracking performance!.
Best of luck, Pedro.
I had a sage X 15ft as well as the sage one. It’s also an excellent rod and easy to use. It can take a bit more line although a Rio Scandi 640 is great on both. I sold the X because I am having to use shorter lighter rods as a rule now because of a bad neck other wise I would have kept it as a compliment to the sage one.Cheers for that Rennie, Ian and NeilW, that's all I need to rule the Angels out, couldn't think of much worse than snapping a bloody rod on the odd occasion I actually got to use it!
Theres a 15' Demon and a Mackenzie DTX 15' 10wt on fleebay too, both look in decent condition, any thoughts on those? Also a B&W 15' Norway MkII Speycaster, Sage X 15' (499 starting price) and a Z-Axis all around the same size and line weight. Cant find a Sage One just now, is there much between the One and the X?. My head is spinning!
Hi Neil, that's good to hear. I read a whole thread on here about the One vs the X and there didn't seem to be any definitive outcome. Both sounded like good rods and it was down to casting preference as to who liked which one best. So they're both definitely still in the running as long as I can find one for a reasonable price.I had a sage X 15ft as well as the sage one. It’s also an excellent rod and easy to use. It can take a bit more line although a Rio Scandi 640 is great on both. I sold the X because I am having to use shorter lighter rods as a rule now because of a bad neck other wise I would have kept it as a compliment to the sage one.
Was the 15’ Demon replaced by the 14’9” Demon Sintrix and if so is there much difference?
Thanks Leckytech, its a decent offer but I'm good for reels. I'll get back to you on the rod because I'm currently negotiating a price on an LPXe.I have a 15ft Demon 3 piece if you’re interested. Also have a Hardy Angel MKII 11/12 that matches it perfectly for balance but the reel cost me a fortune, may be willing to part with both...
sell you them both for £400, the reel also has a spare spool and I’ll chuck in a G2 line
I can drop them to you or you can pick up from me