I will start another rod project in the next few weeks and am toying with the idea of building myself a 9' 9 wt 4pc. I am looking for some advise as to the differences between the sage xp and the xi2. I have fished a 5 wt xp but have yet to cast an xi2. What are your opinions about the xp vs xi2. Why would you prefer one over the other in this case a 9wt 9' as mentioned above. Any feedback is greatly appreciated.