I have the 9 ft 5wt z axis along with a 5wt winston and have had several orvis 5 wts. I have even had tfo's and own some st. croiux. I can say hands down that the zaxis is the best casting and feeling rod I have ever owned. I have a zxl and launch and the zaxis is the one I pick up nearly every trip out. It is definately worth the $$$$.
Romans 10:9-10 KJV