Perfect Rod/Line Combo for tight spots

Thanks to the people at SAGE and Rio Products, we got to cast many new rods and match them to various lines during the production of Skagit Master Volume 2. One killer outfit turned out to be a Z Axis 7126-4 and 525 gr. Skagit Short with 12 feet of T-14 or T-17. In tight quarters, the short dense head and short rod jacked huge flies from the craziest casting positions. Overhanging limbs, blow down, streamside brush on outside bends, all presented a challenge but the rod line combination made placing a shallow D loop possible. It jacked everything we tossed at the steelhead, and Scott fishes some pretty heavy flies..