No doubt about it the winston b2x is definetely sweet rod. What do you plan on doing with it? Swinging, nymphing, both? For a really nymph rig I prefer my z-axis 7wt switch because it has a little more backbone. The winston is more sensitive but you sacrifice a little power(in comparison). If the deal is good you won't be dissapointed. The Rio switch line is a great dual purpose line for either rod. Good Luck and make sure to get a big enough reel to balance the rod and hold alot of line.
Hey, thanks for the feedback. I plan to do both (swinging, nymphing). My 9' aren't getting it done for me so I thought I would go to a "switch"to get the benefit of being able to spey cast and the longer rod length. I can get the Winston for$300. I looked at Sage but didn't find any sweet deals. I like your comment about sensitivity and would lean that way based on the comparison. I plan on using my Abel Super 9.
The BIIx 1107 was one of the very first production switch rods and line class rated as single hand. In spey speak it's more of a 5 or 6wt.
Great little rod, literally light as a feather, around 4 5/8 ounce.. one of the few switch rods that can be comfortable fishing single hand overhead more than a few minutes. Plenty of power in butt of the blank, enough to handle double diget fish as long as the water isn't real heavy.