RE:Sage 6 wt?
I have an RPL+ 4 piece 6 weight and I'm very happy with it. The six weight is great for trout and even bass, but it doesn't cast larger poppers well. If you will be casting small poppers (panfish) for bass, then you'll be ok. I have tried to cast the larger poppers and although it is do-able, it's not ideal - a 7 weight would be better. Awesome all-around trout rod with dries, big nymphs and streamers. The 4-piece construction is great - I can't believe I've gone this long without a 4-piece. Go get one!