Phenix Axis rail rod vs casting?

Carl

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Just curious what's the difference between the Axis rail rod and regular casting? Looking at the 4x model.

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Generally," rail rod" refers to a longer foregrip to lay on the rail.
They tend to be longer than traditional stand up/trolling rods.
I wouldn't consider the 4x to be a casting rod regardless of length.
I have only seen them with a long foregrip
 
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I’d have to say, the only casting I would be doing with that X4H, underhand lob with a Sardine on a 130 lb topshot…
 
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Blank is different too
Call Phenix for a full explanation
I have the 8' 60-130 lb railrod acid wrapped by Anthony Driscoll

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Anthony does really nice thread work! Nice rig.
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I had occasion to be fishing with an X3H on the Apollo a few years back. It was paired with an Okuma Makaira 30, fishing the balloon. Gave me all I needed to fight a 250+ Yellowfin. Looking forward to a Phenix sponsored trip on the Vagabond next year in July.
 
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On their website they have 2 different categories for the Axis rods. Rail rod and regular casting but both have a 4x model. I know the rail rods are a few inches longer but cant find much else
 

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On their website they have 2 different categories for the Axis rods. Rail rod and regular casting but both have a 4x model. I know the rail rods are a few inches longer but cant find much else
Looks to be self explanatory to me:
Axis Rail Rod:

Key Features​

  • Heavy Duty Fuji Guides
  • High-Density Hypalon Grip
  • Alps aluminum reel seat
  • Fuji BHBNG reel seat-Alps / Extended Hypalon Grip
Axis Casting Rod:
Fuji BHBNG reel seat - Pac Bay / Hypalon grip
 
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    Looks to be self explanatory to me:
    Axis Rail Rod:

    Key Features​

    • Heavy Duty Fuji Guides
    • High-Density Hypalon Grip
    • Alps aluminum reel seat
    • Fuji BHBNGreel seat-Alps / Extended Hypalon Grip
    Axis Casting Rod:
    Fuji BHBNGreel seat - Pac Bay / Hypalon grip
    you better be careful pointing out the obvious to people, before you know it they['ll be voting on how big of an asshole you are. ask me how I know.....
     
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    Same materials
    Railrod built heavier
    From a Phenix Rods rep
    Thanks.

    I'm not as smart as some of the other guys one here I guess. What I'm curious is the blank construction between the two if the rail rod is built heavier. I'm only wanting to know because the rail rod isn't available. Someone will get a good deal if I don't like the non rail rod version.
     
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    Thanks.

    I'm not as smart as some of the other guys one here I guess. What I'm curious is the blank construction between the two if the rail rod is built heavier. I'm only wanting to know because the rail rod isn't available. Someone will get a good deal if I don't like the non rail rod version.
    The blanks are wrapped the same, the rail rods just have a lot more material.
     
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    Thanks.

    I'm not as smart as some of the other guys one here I guess. What I'm curious is the blank construction between the two if the rail rod is built heavier. I'm only wanting to know because the rail rod isn't available. Someone will get a good deal if I don't like the non rail rod version.
    Where are you? If you are in or are coming to San Diego I know where you can get one.
     

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    Just had to go check it out. I see two HAX X4H models, one 7’2”, one 7’6”
    Both are built with the same guides. Interesting, the Rail Rods are only available in 760 or 800, X3H or X4H. Casting Rods, there’s 21 models! Here’s a link to the information they supply regarding the blanks.


    Note the differences between the two blanks, 720X4H vs 760X4H.
    13 64ths vs 15 64ths are tip sizes, butt diameters are .99” vs 1.06”, yet the weight differences don’t reflect that, 15.4 vs 13.67 ounces.
     
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