Re: Just ordered!
Thanks for the kudos guys.
I haven't cast a TiCr or TiCriX for awhile, but I remember them being fast rods. I felt that they cast shooting heads better than standard lines. If you want to use them for your purposes, upline them to a 9 weight Redfish taper. If I recall correctly, the TiCr felt a tad faster than the X model. I might be wrong. Cast it for yourself.
I have seen the Greys Platnium XD Saltwater rod, but I haven't cast it. The ferruling, wraps, and finish looked clean. Give it a test run. They may be made offshore, but the quality of Greys builds have been high. It could be the best built $250 rod that you may encounter.