Re: Sage Xi3 rods
I have not fished a Xi3 but I had an 8 WT Xi and have a 8 WT Xi2, which have been my go to rods for years.
I have used them to wide variety of water and species; Alaska and CA for salmon and steelhead, CA surf for stripers, halibut and perch, Belize, Mexico and Venezuela for bone fish and jacks, Florida and Louisiana for reds and drum, Greenland for arctic char, Thailand and Vietnam for pacu, snakehead, pacific tarpon and Mekong cats. I have never been disappointed with them.
They are very adaptable rod; they can chuck heavy shooting head and make nice presentations.