I will try and answer a few questions on the FX1 as Scott is i believe still Steelheadin in BC,
Anyway, first, it is incredibly light in the hand. Which meant that it had a very light reel on it, so the whole set up was light. My rod set up was probably 2 to 2-1/2 times heavier, mostly because I use a rather heavy reel to balance my heavier rods in a "tip up" position.
I would imagine with not having the whole line out the tip of the rod the line would feel light and probably not help in making a judgement on the FX1, yes it is light and powerful and good to hear you enjoy the two Atlas rods you have, Like the G2 range it was also an award winning rod range, a 6 section rod that was voted fly rod of the year against all 4 section rods i mention this only to show the FX1 is from good pedigree and a range of rods that again got months of prototypes and testing.
I winder if you were fishing with Derek Barber, a really busy Steelhead guide and DTX pro staffer ?
domantas, that is about spot with the line ratings, a UK 8 is around a US 7.
J.James, Scott has a range of rods like the G2, the Atlas, Switch rods and the Perflex, all in different lengths and line ratings, the action in all the rods is designed differently, speycasters all like different actions and that is the reason for the different ranges and lengths/ line ratings ect.
The FX1 in in the three most popular lengths and line ratings in the UK where the company is based.... the newly opened office (5 mins from the river Ness
) is where all the development and testing is done.
I am sure in time you will see the FX1 range expand into all sizes and line ratings but Scott has orders in the three sizes to fulfil at the moment.
It is strange when Mackenzie tries to give an impession of technological break thru and don't tell rod weights
I cannot find where there is a quote stating these are the lightest rods in the world, or really what you don't understand about the first Double-handed rods being made using Graphene and the manufacture of these rods.
I am sure the rods could have been made as light as air if that was the objective, but the action of the rods was always going to be more important that a few ounces in weight, i really coulldn't tell you the weight of each model, but as Jim says they are light in the hand compared to most others.
I had to google Century rods as i had never heard of them, and they have nothing to do with DTX or the FX1 range.
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