Fly Rod Questions

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  1. Jamesm123

    Jamesm123 New Member

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    I bought a Sage RPLX nine foot nine weight. I have it used and im wondering how much they sold for new. I cant seem to find it anywhere online.
     
  2. mbowers

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    Wayback machine is your friend. Just need to come up with a vendor that had an online catalog back before Xi came out. I tried Kaufmanns but the oldest page available was 2002 and they were already on the Xi

    http://archive.org/web/web.php
     
  3. Steve Saville

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    I bought an RPL in 1990 for $380, new at a fly shop. It is a 6 wt.; still have it and fish it. Your rod would have been around the same but slightly higher. Hope that helps.
     
  4. Bagman

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    I picked up a RPLX (it may be a RPLXI but I'm not sure) 7wt 9' 5 piece on eBay in Aug for $375. It is a great looking rod and a joy to cast but it likes a 8wt line. I know this does not answer your Question but I feel like I got a great rod for a fair price.
     
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    oldest catalog i have is Kmann 1998 and they were selling the 2 piece XI for $480, 3 piece for $530.
     
  7. Porter

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    The one I linked to must have been early 2000's. Notice the TCR was available. To go from 480 and 530 to 520 and 570'ish in 3-5 years does not surprise me.
     
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    I know the OP was for a 9wt RPLX. I would guess that a 2 piece went for around $440 or 450 in 1996 or so.
     
  9. Porter

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    Oh am I dumb:oops: ...brain fart:eek: ....had rplxi on my mind. My bad!!!
     
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    What color is the rod blank? RPLX should be brown, RPLXi is a blue blank.
     
  11. Porter

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    He posted RPLX, and I had the i on my mind and responded thinking Rplxi. Basically eliminate all my crap posts and there is no confusion.