Have been looking for a new rod for a while now, and just cant decide. Been looking at few different rods, and the excel is top two. I was wondering for anyone that has used the 7' glass rod, that if it really had a rod power of 5, of if being glass it had a little softer of an action. I originally wanted it to throw top water. I am still wanting a top water rod, but was also looking to throw a small BBZ-1. Any advice was would be helped again. Wondering if the 704 would be a better all around rod. Worried that the 703 would have too soft of a tip.