I saw a couple of interesting comments on the Sage ZXL in the 5 weight shoot-out thread. The search function on this site doesn't yield much else. I Googled it, and found a few good reviews, but most were from sellers. I haven't put that much money into my rods yet, but now I feel more committed. So, I am trying to develop a short list to go out and demo, to see what a greater investment might deliver. This would be for my "go to" 4 or 5 weight rod. At the present, I am primarily using Sage Launch and Redington CT rods (3wt - 6wts). When casting dries and unweighted flies, the medium action CT really matches my casting rhythm best. I use the Sage Launch for casting beadheads, nymph rigs, and trolling. The Sage Z-Axis gets such high marks, but my affection for the Redington CT makes me feel as if the Sage ZXL might be a great fit for me. Again, I realize a good set of demos would be required to narrow things down. Still, I would appreciate any comments you might have.