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    Great job in getting this started, cthomas - lot of rep to you and thanks. Also everyone that has chimed in. It's funny how often there are threads started here asking about where a certain Sage line fits in. Maybe once all the revisions are complete and this list is as accurate as it can be, it can be made sticky in the rod/general gear question section.

    What would be really great would be to list the birth and death of each line.

    Quote Originally Posted by chi flyfisher View Post
    The VPS and the VPS Light were added to the discussion. My understanding of the VPS Light is that it was built with the same taper and design as the GIII LL rods, with lesser components. So yes, it is a "lower end" rod, so to speak, the description of the action would be moderate. I'm not sure on the straight VPS.
    Interesting, didn't know that about the VPS Light. The VPS is a heavy, fast action, stick. I own a 9-0-6 and have never liked that thing.

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    Info on end dates if it helps:

    Sage Rod Models

    GFL 1980-1987
    SFL 1981-1983
    SFS 1983
    RP 1983-1993
    2-HANDED 1984
    LL 1987-1999
    MA 1988-1989
    EC 1988
    RPL 1989-1997
    RPLX 1989-1997
    DS 1989-1998
    YOUTH 1991-1997
    SP 1993-2001
    SP+ 1995-1998
    RPL+ 1996-2000
    SPL 1998-2001
    SPL CA 1998-2001
    RPLXi 1998-2003
    VPS 1998-2005
    DS2 1999-2004
    SPIN 1998-2010
    XP 2000-2006
    VPS Lt 2001-2005
    SLT 2002-2007
    SLT CA 2002-2003
    LE 2003-2004
    TCR 2003-2008
    Xi2 2004-2009
    VT2 2006-2010
    LAUNCH 2005-2009
    FLi 2005-2008
    TXL 2005-2010
    Z AXIS 2007-2011(except for 2 Handed-current)
    BASS 2008-2011
    ZXL 2008-current
    TCX 2009-current
    TXL-F 2011-current
    VXP 2011-current
    ONE 2012-current
    Flight 2009-current
    VANTAGE 2010-current
    Xi3 2010-current
    99 2010-current
    BASS II 2012- current
    ESN 2012- current

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    Thanks for the additional info Scott.

    Rick

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    Sage started in '78 as Winslow. It had the SFL which was made out of s-glass, and the GFL in graphite ( which has been mentioned.)
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    RPL-B Graphite III ?? I have no idea where it fits on the list, but I don't see it on there. Anyone know what it is and where it fits in?

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    I want to say early 80's for the first generation of the graphite III's and mid-late 80's for the 'B' version.

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    I thought the "B" signifies it as a "blank only" so you could tell wether or not it was a factory built rod.

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    I beleive your right Fredy. Here's one I built in 1990 the RPL-B (for Blank)
    9' 6wt 2 piece. Still fishing with it.


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    +1 for Fredy's observation (Good Call!). I have a old 'built it myself' 7/8 (still fishes great!) and I think he's right. A 'warranty' deal with Sage, or rather what the warranty covered. Rod vs just the blank.

    Fred
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    Sage is using the "B" designation still today. I have a couple of Z-axis blanks that I am going to build soon with the same "B" designation.

    My oldest Sage was my frst Sage I purchased when I was in highschool 8'6" 4wt RP and a 9'6 " 7wt RP. Still fishing them today!

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