Originally Posted by royalcoach
Wondering why you don't like the ZXL.
I replaced a stolen 5wt SLT with a 5wt ZXL.
Wasn't what I wanted to do ... I wanted another SLT ,,,
But the ZXL isn't a bad stick imho....
Honestly I really liked the ZXL and think it is a great stick. In fact I recently picked up a 690 ZXL and have been heavy nymphing and chucking streamers and love it!
I would still have the 590 had I not cast a Winston BiiiX. Very similar rods, but the B3x is more in tune with my (poor) casting stroke. I had planned on keeping the ZXL as a backup/wife rod but she fond it too stiff for her liking. I figured since the SLT is similar but softer it would fit my needs. She cast a Scott G2 and decided that was the fit for her, thus the ZXL has to go to fund that purchase.