Re: All around 4wt
The SA GPX (plain or textured) is an ill choice for any of the rods tested in the above mini shootout (and for the ONE too). It is a course, old fashioned WF with a blunt rear taper. I use it reluctantly with a specific rod but do not like it. Great as Zenith is, it is inappropriate almost to compare it with its one-piece version. They are not the same taper with the ferrules removed, they are designed from the onset as one piece rods and are superior to the conventional 4-piece standard versions. Cast side-by-side, they are distinctly different and, inconvenience aside, are among the best fly rods ever. I wand the 4-weight real bad.
Trout Champ, enjoy your ONE #4 and put a new Gold on it.