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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-16-2009, 04:35 PM Thread Starter
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Sage Z-Axis 8134 or Burkie 8134. Help needed!

Hi Im really interested what you my fellow Spey casters have to say about these Rods. Since I can only afford one in this Price range witch of the two would be the most versatile and provide the most feedback to the caster.
Sage Z-Axis 8134-4
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CF Burkheimer CF 8134-4
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Hi you guys, I really need your help on this one. I can only purchase one of these and I want to make the right choice.
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I don't know about the Burky, but the sage has a special microchip built into it so that it knows exactly what you are trying to make it do.

but I haven't cast a burkheimer that doesn't have just that little special something that makes it stand out.

Im curious to hear what people who know have to say about this comparison.
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It don't work that way...

Since we know nothing about you or your casting ability for us to pick the right two hander for you from between these two great rods is pretty much a crap shoot.

Picking the right two hander is about what "you" like, for feel, for action, for looks. There aren't really any short cuts to the process besides you casting them both and picking one.

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How you get the line out and fishing is personal preference so as long as it works and is easy no one should care but the caster. MSB
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Poppy just gave you the best answer to your question.
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Im positive that actually casting them would be the best way to ascertain witch rod I would feel most attuned with. Unfortunately that's something I don't have the luxury of since there are no Fly Fishing Outfitters with in a reasonable distance. I live 30 miles north of Los Angeles and the nearest shop that would carry a Spey rod Is Kiene's in Sacramento. I apologize for the STUPID ? that would DEEM a STUPID ANSWER.

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Get the Burkheimer ... A friend of mine has that rod and it is AWESOME!!. Skagit, Scandi, Delta all felt wonderful on this rod. I have never cast that model Zaxis but my 1st rod was a 8129 zaxis which i sold to buy a burkheimer and i could not have been happier.
Spend the extra $100+ and get the burkheimer.
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Thank you William. I really value the your advice and that of everyone else in this forum. I was all ready leaning that way and you about gave me that extra little confidence that I was looking for to make choice. Thax again.

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You have to start somewhere...and cost can be prohibitive as far as purchasing and getting to know the actions, fishability and cosmetics you prefer in the vast array of available offerings...

Sage rods are well designed and enable fishermen to enjoy the length/weight designation intended. I currently have a Z-Axis 8110 and 9143 that have brought me vast pleasure. I have cast the 7136 and 8129 and admired each for the castability when matched with the appropriate lines.

Burkheimer rods seem to transcend many other offerings due to their "feel". Some call it "soul". I have cast the 7133, 8139 and 9145 and own two 8142 models because that is what I like best for my casting stroke mechanics and "fishability" preferences...

Once again, you just have to start somewhere in order to develop a sense of what you find most gratifying to cast and fish...

Take into consideration the size rivers and species you intend to target...God forbid you love fishing for everything from "California steelhead" to BC salmon or you may end up with 13 Spey rods from a 10' 6" 6 wt switch to a 15' 10wt Spey rod like me. Once you own a few rods and line them by dialing in your specific preferences, you'll realize there is no "best" one, only a whole lot of quality products that demand that you as a caster adapt and bring life to the rod in your hands...
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Thanx for your information. It does seem that Im leading into obsession since my very fist trip to the waters of the TRINITY I was hooked like a Crack whore in Chinatown, now I cant get enough. I've gone to THE SKAGIT and now I wont be able to get a goodnights rest until I swing a fly through BC water.
I know it sounds Pathetic but that's just me.
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How did I miss this thread?

For those obsessed ... I would go with the Burkie ... I have it ... need I say more

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Thumbs up Berkie!!!

Go for the Burkie they are incredible casting tools,I don't have the 8134-4 but I do have the 9145-4 and the 7141-4...absolutely fantastic to cast, and look at,fine craftsmanship at it's best for sure....these rods have a large grain window that they can cast...oh yeah,they have soul,whatever you ask the rod to do it'll do it...like it has a little motor in it!!!

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