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I have the 6110 z-axis, one of my favourite rods, also have a 4116 ONE and prefer the extra length.

If I were to step into the ONE, I notice the 5116 shares the same line rec's as the 6110. Is the 5116 the 6110's fighting equal?

I have heard the 4116 and 5116 are the best of the bunch and that the 6116 lacked "soul"

Comments? Experience?

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Jon
 

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I have the 6110 z-axis, one of my favourite rods, also have a 4116 ONE and prefer the extra length.

If I were to step into the ONE, I notice the 5116 shares the same line rec's as the 6110. Is the 5116 the 6110's fighting equal?

I have heard the 4116 and 5116 are the best of the bunch and that the 6116 lacked "soul"

Comments? Experience?

Cheers

Jon
Don't own the 6110, but the One 5116-4 was the only 2nder I kept out of the One 4116, 7126, 7136, 8136...
 

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I have the 6110 z-axis, one of my favourite rods, also have a 4116 ONE and prefer the extra length.

If I were to step into the ONE, I notice the 5116 shares the same line rec's as the 6110. Is the 5116 the 6110's fighting equal?

I have heard the 4116 and 5116 are the best of the bunch and that the 6116 lacked "soul"

Comments? Experience?

Cheers

Jon
Don't own the 6110, but the One 5116-4 was the only 2nder I kept out of the One 4116, 7126, 7136, 8136. Paired it with the Nextcast WA40 420 and it BOMBS.
 

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If by lack of soul you mean less feel/feedback than the Z-Axis, then yes, that is true of the 6116 ONE. However, I find that what it lacks in soul it makes up in power, both in casting distance (relative to the same amount of power applied to the stroke on a 6110) and backbone when a fish is on. I was able to subdue coho off the beach much more quickly with the ONE than the Z, enough to make me switch from the latter to the former last season.

Line-wise, I found that both preferred the same grainage, i.e., I lined both with a 400gr Skagit head and they seemed spot on for me.

It's funny you mention that you prefer the extra length. That's the one knock I have on the ONE--I like the Z's 11 foot length to be ideal. Any longer and it starts to feel a little more like a spey than a switch, but then again, I'm a short guy (5' 5") so maybe the extra half a foot is magnified as a result.
 

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I used to own the Z 5110 and now have a One 6116. It's got way more power and I really like the extra length as I'm doing spey casts and not overhanding it. I think it's got plenty of soul but then again I havent tried the 4116/5116…
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Jon,

the 6110 Z became my fav last year, but when I fished with a friend's 5116 O, I have concluded, that it's a "must have"…:)
I intend to keep both rods, as I feel that the Z somehow better for "bushwhacking" - overgrown rivers, etc…

I don't know about the 6116, but I think you cannot go wrong with that either.
Depends what you need power-vise.
As for the length - I feel that the Ones have so light tip, that actually they feel shorter than they really are.
 
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