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  1. #11
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    Default Bought a Sonik sk4xt - thoughts?

    I have one in 5/6. Really like it. Suits my casting. Will watch the rings though.

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    Default Re: Bought a Sonik sk4xt - thoughts?

    i have a 9ft 6 5/6# and i love it. i have a snowbee xs int on it and it absolutely flies out

  3. #13
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    Default Re: Bought a Sonik sk4xt - thoughts?

    Bought two of them,great rods.

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    Default Bought a Sonik sk4xt - thoughts?

    Quote Originally Posted by robbido View Post
    change the top ring as soon as you can, makes a huge difference.
    What was wrong with your tip? Checked all the rings on both my rods, visually and by running a ball of cotton wool through the rings. Not used the rod since December, but it did feel like the line was dragging , I put it down to the line being a bit dirty.
    Last edited by Whitegoatie; 10-02-2013 at 08:03 PM.
    http://www.rutlandwaterflyfishers.co.uk/

  5. #15
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    Default Bought a Sonik sk4xt - thoughts?

    I bought one about a month ago (9' 6" 6/7). I haven't used it yet, but I'm sure it will be a good rod. I've been really happy with any Sonik rods I've bought so far. I'm not convinced about it needing new rings though. It would be a poor rod that needed new rings after a few months.

    Keith

  6. #16
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    Default Bought a Sonik sk4xt - thoughts?

    They cast ok, tip is a bit soft for me, might try over weighting.

    Puts out a good line but lacks a bit of punch when into head wind. Depends on what you are used to I guess, I like to feel the weight of the line when casting. It will put out full line no problem but you end up working a bit longer, needs gentle work, where as I like to double haul hard to shoot line out. I found the thumb notch comfortable some say its not, depends on you I guess.

    I brought mine for floating line and dries, and to be honest it's ok, but not great either that or my cortland line is under weighted which is a possibility as brought it spooled up ( teach me to be lazy). Will try other lines in it over season to see if it comes good.

    If your a slow caster this rod will be great,

    Reminds me of greys GRX.

    Picked mine up for 80 as well, they are good rod for that price, think it will be better on sinker as not tried one on it yet.

  7. #17
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    Default Re: Bought a Sonik sk4xt - thoughts?

    Thanks for all the feedback, it is due to arrive today so when i get a chance to test it i'll let you know how i got on

  8. #18
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    Default Re: Bought a Sonik sk4xt - thoughts?

    Quote Originally Posted by wych1 View Post
    They cast ok, tip is a bit soft for me, might try over weighting.
    Puts out a good line but lacks a bit of punch when into head wind.
    That's what I find as well. I have an 8ft #4. On streams It's a joy to cast a dry fly and play fish on when in a light wind, not so in tougher conditions.

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