Originally Posted by chi flyfisher
You should consider casting the Sage VXP in a 6 weight based on what I've read of your post in this thread. I have fished the 590 and own the 7100. It's not a fast Sage rod and is not, as some has suggested, a reincarnated Sage XP. I fish XP's quite a bit. It may well be a great streamer rod for you, expecially if you like the Z-Axis. Slower, deeper flexing blank; but, it's not too slow to deliver the payloads you want and handle wind.
The VXP seems to be getting rave reviews from guides and fly shop employees. I've been on 2 guided trips in the last 4 months and both guides owned several VXPs. I'm almost in the same boat as you and just waiting for my local shop to get 6 wt VXPs in stock.