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Old 05-07-2007, 12:55 PM
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Sage RPLX action?

Does anyone have any experience casting a Sage RPLX rod? I'm wondering what the action is like.

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Old 05-07-2007, 01:04 PM
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I liked the 8wt. The 9wt was nice too and a great fighting stick. The 10, despite it's reputation, I didn't like at all but it's a good boat fly rod IMHO

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I have an opportunity to get a 10wt from someone, and am wondering if it would be a good fit for large pike, striper, and bluefish flies. Did you not like the 10 wt because it wasn't fast enough?

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Well personal taste notwithstanding - I thought it had the heart of a broomstick. S-t-i-f-f.
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Ditto Juro's comments, except that I really like mine for casting a 450 grain Teeny-type integrated head from a boat for stripers. That line can be thrown a mile with very little arm strain and a more open cast -- especially if you position the boat so that the wind is behind you.

It is not the rod for blind-casting the weeds for pike, even with the rod uplined to a 12-wt floating line.
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Old 05-13-2007, 09:30 AM
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I have the ten and it is a BEAST! Great for heavy heads. This is one of the few rods that feel good when overlined.
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Well, I have it now too and agree that it's a beast. Thanks all for the input.
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Mark, a little background: the RPLX was replaced by the RPLXi with a softer tip to lessen the broomstick feel. It is a real cannon, particularly in the 10wt for throwing big, bulky flies. The replacement for the RPLXi, the Xi2 is a bit stiffer, but not as stiff as the RPLX.
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somewhat off topic:
I'm thinking of building a tuna rod based on the XI2 12 wt blank. anyone cast this weight XI2?

I 've had a 9 wt. RPLX for over 15 years.... broke it 3 times. (all my fault). Love this rod .... fights and casts beautifully! (bass, blues,albies, BFT, steelhead, salmon) a universal wand
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Jim,

I have an XI2 12wt. Its a sweet stick with excellent feel. I had a 600gr leviathon on it at first and it was overloaded IMO. 500gr seemed to work much better.

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Thanks Sean
now I have to decide to buy or build it.
BTW: still hope to get out your way for some fishing!
bass,blues, tuna .... it's all good!
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Thanks Sean
now I have to decide to buy or build it.
BTW: still hope to get out your way for some fishing!
bass,blues, tuna .... it's all good!
Sounds good. Fishing has been slow in the bay so far but hoping things change this week. How did your daughter make out with her decision?

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Old 05-15-2007, 03:55 PM
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Hope to be spending much more time in your great state.
to visit Cait ....... and fish.
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Hey Mark
to get back on point ..... sorry to hijack your thread.

match that 10 wt. with a Tibor Riptide and you will have a classic setup!
Should be real good for the surf or rips.....

I "JUST" bought a partially finished XI2 10 wt. from a buddy .... hope to guide,wrap and finish up, to fish it next week!
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Wasn't the RPLX the son of the RPL+?

The 9ft6in8wt and 9ft6wt RPL+'s were the best rods Sage ever made as far as one handers go, IMHO. To my knowledge its the same graphite the 8124-3 was made from, the best 2 hander Sage ever made, again, IMHO.
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