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Old 07-28-2013, 03:41 PM
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Default Upgrade or more of the same: ZXL to BIIIX

Now that my rod collection has grown I am considering upgrading my 905 Sage ZXL to a more "all-around" fly rod. I know "all-around" means different things to different folks so I'll set the stage. I bought the ZXL when I was taking alot of road trips where we were hitting rivers during the prime dry fly period and the ZXL was the logical choice as it's an excellent dry fly 5 wt. These days the ZXL is a backup to my 489 Circa when the hatch is on. I have also expanded my season and locations and find myself running into more and more nymphing and terrestrial fishing.

I had a chance to cast a BIIIX and it fit my casting stroke oh so nicely. I found myself casting farther, more accurately, and with less effort. I know the BIIIX excels at dries, and it is not a big bug or windy day rod, but would it be an upgrade over the ZXL as far as covering more situations?

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