Winston Boron lllx or Sage ZXL

CrabulaCrabula MemberPosts: 31 Member
Which of these two rods in a 9' 6wt. has a slower action? I want some thing that will load into the lower part of the blank on short to medium casts.


  • magallowaymagalloway Senior Member Posts: 1,020 Senior Member
    Unless you're looking for an absolute cannon with a slow action (good luck there), you might try to find a Winston GVX to cast. They've built a high-modulus graphite rod using their boron tapers, and it's a very nice-casting piece of equipment. I can cast both large, bushy dries and midsized streamers with it. If you end up in Maine, come try mine.

  • CrabulaCrabula Member Posts: 31 Member
    Thanks Jim. Do you know anything about the two rods I mentioned above?
  • magallowaymagalloway Senior Member Posts: 1,020 Senior Member
    Actually, since I'm neither a Sage or a Boron fan, I don't. Sorry.

  • CrabulaCrabula Member Posts: 31 Member
    I bought a ZXL. I was able to cast a ZXL and really liked it. Couldn't find a Blllx to cast but after researching many comments and descriptions of the rod I think the ZXL is the slower rod but with enough power if needed.

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