RE:5pc RPLXi Sage
These are nice rods. They load up easily with with 35 ft. of line and cast powerful loops. They are a little softer than the other RPLXi's, and don't have as direct a feel. I think that most people would cast the 5pc rod better.
I cast a Redington nano titanium #6 rod today. Very light and it seemed to cast well in the howling wind as a storm blew in. I have a friend who works at a company that makes the nano titanium prepreg, and she sais that the company is very excited about this technology. I wonder why Sage, and especially Orvis passed it up? I am skeptical.