Originally Posted by Pocono
My favorite 5 wt. is a Sage Z-Axis, but they stopped making them when they came out with the One; so unless you can get a used one in good shape, that's not really an option anymore.
I have both the Sage z-axis in a 10ft 4 wt and a Sage One in a 10ft 5 wt and actually like the z-axis bettter, but both are great rods. You can still get the z-axis rods on EBay, for example here is a new 5 wt for sale.
Sage Z-Axis 590-4, 5 wt. 9ft. 4 piece rod with WARRANTY CARD, New! 3 Days only | eBay