Originally Posted by flyred06
I am glad this has been brought up. I am trying to decide on a rod of longer length myself. I like to do deep nymphing and swinging heavy buggers through deep holes. Since casting isn't a real issue in the smokies which would be better a medium action style rod of a faster. I am trying to decide between a Sage Z axis or a ZXL by sage.
Depending on your casting style, one could go fast or slow.
Two rods you really should consider and test cast if you can are the 9' 5wt Scott G2 and the 9' 4wt Winston BIIt.
These two rods have become my go to rods. Niether are fast but they are not slow either.
Just a thought.