Can't find Phenix rod I want, need comparable

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  1. el Toro

    el Toro I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Looking for Axis HAX-909h for tossing light surface iron with a Lexa 400. Phenix is back ordered for an undetermined amount of time. What else is similar out there? Would prefer a bit of parabolic action and not a 2x4 stiff straight graphite rod.
     
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    Check out UC CE Monster.
     
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    Psw 909xhj
     
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    el Toro I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Don't know how keen I am on the Black Diamond pure graphite idea for light irons. I have a 90J for the bigger 45's and 7X's. This is for the little A1.s and 6Xjr lights. I want the rod to load up. I'm thinking the 909xhj is definitely too much. Perhaps the 909H might work but I need some convincing on the straight graphite. Not sure I like the cord wrap either. I fish with my shirt off a lot in the summer and that stuff seems harsh on the armpit.
     
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    This was the rod that came to mind, too. The handle is a bit different, though. A lot skinnier than I thought it would be.
     
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    el Toro I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Talk to me about this rod. What are the specs? I don't see it listed on their website.
     
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    5-20 Poseidon Group's Back Up Trident Thrower

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    I'm not really the best person to comment on it since I've never fished it. Seaforth had a bunch of UC rods in stock earlier in the summer. Haven't stopped by in a bit, though.
     
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    I was referring to Challenger Elite 90 Monster. (rated 30-50)
    http://www.unitedcompositesusa.com/rods/challenger-elite-2/

    Yes, it is thinner as 5-20 pointed out. If you prefer thick handle like traditional sticks, this is not for you. You might wanna wait for Axis jig stick production batch.
    In comparison, UC is a lot lighter and thinner, but it loads up somewhat similar to the Axis stick you're looking for. You can throw small irons like Tady C to 7x with no problems. Backbone is also strong enough to pull decent fish.

    Unlike UC GUSA graphite blanks, this composite blank gives you more parabolic action, which I find it's very similar to Axis stick except their weights.
    IMHO, I'm sure you will also like UC CE blanks if you love Axis jig sticks.
    The only downside was I had to get it custom wrapped though.
    Just my 2 cents.
     
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    The Axis poles are stiff. Look into the Phenix Abyss line.
     

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