Originally Posted by dorian.ducker
1. The Flight is actually a fraction of an ounce lighter than the Z. It is a light rod. Having said that, it seemed that the Z felt a little lighter in the hand. I personally think (I am no expert) that this has something to do with the taper and "feel" of the rod.
I had a St. Croix Avid and a Diamondback Aeroflex in the same length and
line weight. Both had the exact overall weight, and weighed the same when
taken in halves. The Aeroflex felt MUCH lighter in the hand, however, even
when just holding it in a static position! The Avid (IPC version) had much more
flex, and drooped noticeably in a static position, so I guess taper does matter
in the "swing weight" thing.