Re: Upgrade or more of the same: ZXL to BIIIX
My personal opinion is they're more similar than they are different. If you're looking for something to replace your ZXL and fill the same niche, that might be a good choice. If your goal is to add diversity to your quiver, then I'd consider different options, perhaps something such as a faster action rod or even a more moderate action, in say a 6 or 7wt.
By the way, I own a 486, have cast the 490 ZXL and those are both very capable rods (especially in hands other than mine) and enjoyable rods to fish.
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