Originally Posted by sweetandsalt
Though the same configuration, the Orvis Western was Orvis's crisper action rod series in the 80's, likely inspired by work Scott was doing then. It has been a while but I recall Morgan's 8'/#4 was more full flexing, nice rod though. More to my modern preference but there can't be that many around; I really liked the old Albright EXS 8 1/2'/#4 and of course the award winning Zenith of this configuration is great.
You and I seem to like all the same rods. I guess I ought to check out the NRX! (Except I've already got a 9x4 IMX and I don't really need to replace it.)