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Old 08-25-2003, 03:19 PM
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Unhappy RPLXi to be discontinued

Just heard that the Sage RPLXi will be getting discontinued...not sure what will be replacing it although I thought I heard they will be doing something with the XP....
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Old 08-25-2003, 04:06 PM
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John...I wonder if that might have something to do with Lefty Kreh leaving Sage and going to Temple Fork???????
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Old 08-25-2003, 04:21 PM
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Not sure about that...there has been a lot of "personality" changes in the flyfishing industry this year...My first impression is that they felt they had too much cross-over with the XP's and did not want to run two production lines...
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Old 08-25-2003, 04:23 PM
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Bears Den says there is a replacement in the offing....something like "Xi2", ....6 bills plus... faster lighter
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Old 08-25-2003, 04:37 PM
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That sucks. I was just about to buy one for striper fishing next year...

I really do not want a faster rod. I like the RPLXIs just fine and think they are the best saltwater rod on the market. However seeing that the majority of the fly fishing crowd assumes faster = better I guess I cannot blame sage for getting rid of it. They have the new winstons to compete with...

Maybe they are planning to do something along the lines of what they did bringing out the SLT. I was skeptical at first cause I thought the SPs were nice but I was pleasently surprised with the SLT 3 weight I just picked up. A very nice progressive medium fast rod. Reminds me of the old sage LLs with a little more backbone.

I hope they try and keep the sweet RPLXI action and are mainly planning a graphite upgrade.

If not I am gonna have to pick up a bunch when they go on sale.



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Old 08-25-2003, 04:50 PM
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Well, to be quite frank with all you guys that own the RPLXi....take care of it because t will be one of the great rods historically....so take care of it... and in ten years...yes you will have one that is hard to come by....
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Old 08-25-2003, 05:34 PM
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People said the same thing about RPLX. People still cry about it. The LL too. Last year, Sage even made a special edition re-release of the LL 3 weight. I doubt anyone loved it enough to buy it.
It's funny, because Winston makes(now discontinued) a RPLX clone (XTR), and the heavier Scott S3's have a distinct RPLXi quality. Sage moves on.
Sage doesn't make too many mistakes. The SPL was a little weird, and the SP+ was uncastable to most.
The RPLXi is a terrific rod and I don't doubt that the Xi2 will also be great.
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Old 08-25-2003, 06:38 PM
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Hey I bought the re-release LL

I have no doubt it will be a great rod. Will probably buy one...

It is sad to see her go though.

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Old 08-25-2003, 09:48 PM
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If not I am gonna have to pick up a bunch when they go on sale.
They alredy have.
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Old 08-25-2003, 11:59 PM
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OK Rod. You've spilled the beans! Now tell us where the best deals are. I've been wanting to get rid of my line, mismatched Nautikos since braking the GL3 9 wt.! Tired of throwing a 10 wt. line to load it. Maybe it's time for another equity line of credit for five of those Sage rods.

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Old 08-26-2003, 09:49 AM
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On the bright side...

On the bright side there will be pleanty of closeout sales ... that means we can stock up on all those rods we really dont need but have to have because they are so cheap.

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Old 08-26-2003, 10:14 AM
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RPLXI

Have a pretty good handle on this ..... I think.
A few things have brought about the RPLXI line - up changes.
There has been models in 2, 3 & 5 pc . The 2 & 3 were of grahite III. THe 5 is IIIe. A significant difference when you compare them side by side.
The '04 sage catalog is out so, the mystery is over. The new line will be of the grapphite IIIe composite in 4 pc. As well the TCR line has been expanded for that "real fast thing".

And there are deals out there.... I need to go shoppin
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Old 08-26-2003, 02:15 PM
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If the 5pc remains, I bet it will be the same rod with a different color. They did that with the 5pc Sp and STS.
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Old 08-26-2003, 02:16 PM
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Don't forget the discontinued Winston BL-5... a great rod.... down to $450 from $700....I would pay the $450...
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Too late. Just bought an RPLXi 996-3 online for $430.00 shipped. Local shop did not have the 9"6"er. Brown truck, then Chatham! Just in time for the fall migration. John Morin. I'll let you know which Friday I'll be coming. Missed my chance to meet you at the Clave.

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