Sage Rod Question
Is the TcX stiffer than the XI-2 or new XI-3 ?
I fished with my 9 wt XI-2 for reds, and feel I would like to go a little stiffer....I go by feel when I'm fishing reds.....especially bouncing weight off the bottom...
Last edited by kahahawai; 07-04-2010 at 20:00.
I would tell you the Xi3 would be the better choice of the two for what you are looking to do. The Xi3 is a faster rod than the Xi2 and it has a little more backbone as well. In comparison to the TXC, they are very close but the Xi3 has the back bone to pick 60-70 foot of line up off the water for a quick recast in a salt water situation, the point being the amount of back bone. A saltwater blank is also designed to handle a upward pulling motion as well, this being an advantage for having the put the torque on a Sockeye when needed.
The TCX is a distance rod with a lot of feel, but I think the Xi3 is going to fit the overall need of what you are looking for, stiffer than you Xi2 and still give you a good feel.
Just my .02
If looking for a stiff sage I would recommend the TCR.
If you're looking for a "stiff" Sage I'd recommend a Lamiglass.