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  1. #11

    Default Re: Sage RPL series Rod ??

    Hello all! I am new to the forum and will throw in my favorable opinion of Sage RPL rods. The RPL rods are very good all-around rods - not too fast not too slow. I will agree with GRN as I overline my 690 and it works well. Of all the rods I own, my 690 has caught the most fish: from Trout to Bass to Pike, it is a work-horse!

    Tom

  2. #12

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tracker12 View Post
    So are you saying that the RPL+ is not as desirable as the Original RPL
    No, that wasn't my intention at all... just pointing out that they are very different rods. RPL+ is still a favorite with many who favor faster rods.
    ... But a lifelong journey.

    I choose fly rods the same way I do women, motorcycles, and cowboy boots...
    go with what ever feels good, and keep on hand as many as I can afford

  3. #13

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tracker12 View Post
    So when I look at rods I see some with the designation RPL, RPL+ and RPLX. What are the differnces and are some better than others?
    They are all nice rods, just designed for different gigs:

    RPL is a med/fast all arounder.
    RPL+ is similar to the RPL but has faster action, and a bit more butt strength.
    RPLX is a hog tamer... Fast action with a butt section that will stop a train, designed specifically for larger, stronger species, quite popular with the Salmon/Steelhead and Salt water crowd.
    ... But a lifelong journey.

    I choose fly rods the same way I do women, motorcycles, and cowboy boots...
    go with what ever feels good, and keep on hand as many as I can afford

  4. #14

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    Thanks for all the clarifications!

  5. #15

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    Hi Tracker 12.
    There are still a few RPL & VPS Rods around for sale,in various weights,& lengths.
    I recently bought a new VPS 6wt,9ft,4 pce on eBay,for a good price,it seems a good rod,as I have only used it once.
    Also.
    Hi GRN.
    Thanks for the tip,to use the heavier wt line.
    Cheers.
    liphooked.

  6. #16

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    Quote Originally Posted by GRN View Post
    the RPL+ is a tomato stake ...... which all anglers I know who have fished them found they perform best when over lined.
    The only models I would fully over line are the RPL+ and RPLX. The RPL (VPS) loads nicely but near the end of it's capacity IMO with heavy to spec lines like Rio Grand in the specified weight. YMMV

    TL's~
    ... But a lifelong journey.

    I choose fly rods the same way I do women, motorcycles, and cowboy boots...
    go with what ever feels good, and keep on hand as many as I can afford

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    I have a RPL 8wt that I have lined with SA GPX and it casts very nice. It is my understanding that the GPX is 1/2 heavy. So would there be a better line to use on an RPL model. I am hoping to pick up either a 4 or 5 wt and will need to spool it.

  9. #18

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    Ended up pickinng up a 6 wt RPL + 9' 4 piece off of ebay. Can't wait to get a hold of it. Now I need to decide if I want to get another reel or another spool for my Ross Evolution.

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    While I've mostly gravitated to glass and softer graphite, I have a couple of Sage RPL's that still get used and enjoyed, and they are really fantastic fishing tools.

    I just had my 590-4 out on Sunday on a lake and got into some big trout. Had a blast, and the big boys really made the old Daiwa SF 706 clicker sing! The rod has lots of backbone, but still has good flex and finesse for a faster graphite rod.

    Anyway, nice to see this thread, and hear that others still use and appreciate their RPL's.

    Tom

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    Default Re: Sage RPL series Rod ??

    Quote Originally Posted by Tracker12 View Post
    Ended up pickinng up a 6 wt RPL + 9' 4 piece off of ebay. Can't wait to get a hold of it. Now I need to decide if I want to get another reel or another spool for my Ross Evolution.
    What size Evo? I have two #3, and one #2, all brand new. I'm thinking
    about selling all, one, or two of them.

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