The amount of info on here is not even funny
Great stuff guys and thanks for your time!
I personally like fast action rods. Example in spey rods I'm a big fan of the TCX rods and I do have quite a few different rods. I let friends cast some of the rods and they dont really like the fast action that these rods provide. But anyways I did get to mingle with some Xi3 rods and will say I can see myself using them with no problem. But just wanted opinions from others towards these rods. And I see they can handle fish with no problem at all!
But I will take my time and see if I can get to cast some of the rods at local shops and see what they feel like with some line on them. Then try some of the Hardy rods and see how they work. I would have to agree with everyone that said try the rods first then go from there.