The 9150 is a totally other rod from the 8150. More backbone and a "heavier and somewhat slower" feel. The 8150 is my favorite rod but I do like the 9150 quite a bit. The 9150 handles tips to 250 gr. well and is a pleasure with a long bellied line.
Many will tell you the 8150 was really a 9 weight. I would only agree when compared with the old brown noodle 9140-4. However if you buy that rating logic, then the 9150 is more a 10 weight.
It sounds like the 9150 is what i am looking for . I also love my 8150- It handles the big boy 220 gr well . but i iwant something
that is a slower that i can fish heavy tips with. rod because i have bad shoulders and the big heavy 10150-4 that i had kills me after a day fishing.
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