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Discussion in 'Casting' started by big fish dan 123, Mar 26, 2012.

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    hi all
    has anyone ever used a zti on the field ?? if what are your thoughts please ?
    cheers dan
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    I used to use one quite a lot.


    loved the feel of it though i felt it was a bit soft in the butt for my style

    it still chucked the heavy leads a long way though
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    thanks mark , what was your thoughts on the light leads with the zti mate
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    Mackeminexile Back from Exile

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    A "bit" soft in the butt? You still got that picture Mark? Think you posted it a couple of years ago of you wrapping the ZTI around your shoulders :roll1:
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    At the time i was using a TT-R for the light leads but found it a bit much on the 175 which is why i got the ZTI . hence, i never really used it on the light leads to give an opinion.



    for Stuart :)

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    thanks again mark , it maybe worth a try on the light leads then
    sorry mark is that a pic of a zti ?
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    yes it is.
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    bloody hell thats a nice bend mark :thumbs:
    cheers dan
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    thats a gr8 shot m8y
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    I have one and used it until i got a full tournament. its a great rod that is forgiving. capable of big distances
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    Mine didnt bend like that even with 7oz and double squid :laugh:
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    That is a cracking picture Mark thanks for putting up again, also what i find intresting is you were using a rod that is possible a more through action for one of the heavier leads was there a reason you favoured the ZTI for that lead.

    Peter
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    Is that a c curve rod?! Lol :)
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    Most of the rods that i have used for casting are through action. The tt-R was a bit too powerful and stayed a bit too long during the cast for m3e to finish the cast effectively so i tried something a bit softer and therefore shorter for the heavier leads

    Mike Birks had a ZTI at the time and was doing well with it. Mike is a VERY powerful caster so i thought it might be ideal but i soon suspected that Mikes rod didnt have a standard butt :)


    The problem, for me, is that when a rod is bent that much, you get a delay between the hit and the recovery which wasnt to my tastes. Still a nice rod though that held my pb on the 175g for a long time
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    I used the Zti a fair bit in the earlier part of my casting and have a few videos that you can have a look at .

    http://youtu.be/xtwA7wpuI2o

    Also 150 gram

    http://youtu.be/oqQ8075MAkY

    as well as the 125

    http://youtu.be/23jZC-pfwc8

    The rod has a powerfull tip section that loads right through the mid section and down into the butt as Mark has mentioned . This doesn't mean that the butt is soft more that it is easier to load than a lot of rods. My rod had the Fulcrum design and bent to much for my liking as I have the bad habit of hitting the rod early and with the delay in the recovery it caused me a bit of grief.

    Hope these help.
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    Dan I had my ZTI around the same time as mark , I have cast all leads on it from 50g to 200g with out any problems ,

    My rod is slightly diff to marks rod I asked TC for a stiffer butt wich he told me was roughly 40% more power than the standard also the rod has a slightly beefed up mid section .

    As mark I still found the rod to be on the soft side for the big leads but where this rod comes in to it's own is on the lighter leads my 50g & 75g pb's are with this rod . I have done some massive casts in practice on the 100g using the ZTI .
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    I had it down more as a reverse J curve :) Maybe i put the reel on the wrong end? :)
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    Awesome Picture
    Not much left in that picture Mark.. Beast mate
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    Classic :clap2::clap2::clap2:
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