Re: Upgrade or more of the same: ZXL to BIIIX
I 'll echo what Jaybo said - I fish a 486-4 & 690-4 ZXL combo and after going through many rods, still grab this set when I leave for a trip. I am not saying that I will never be seduced into buying a Circa or perhaps the new Scott Radian in the future, but for now the ZXL's work very well for dry fly, dry-dropper, nymphing & smaller streamers (sz6-10 w the 6wt)
Another data point - I recently acquired (thru family) an older Sage 490-4 LL & was comparing it to the ZXL 486-4....what a difference. I can now understand why the LL's are regarded so highly as dry fly rods.