I like you found both of those rods. One of my others that I sorely miss is the Sage SP 908 I had. Very fast and light--one of my favorites in the salt where less backbone than the RPLX was needed and not as fast in the same way (stiff) as was the RPL+ It was a lot faster than folks give credit for but the speed was due to the modulus of the graphite and the Durscrim.