Sage RPL Blanks Available?.....or

Discussion in 'Rod Building' started by dryflylarry, Jul 28, 2008.

  1. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    I know there are a lot of choices out there, but what is equivalent to this rod that I now use? It is a Sage 9' - 5 Wt. I love this rod. I can cast it a mile. I have never built a rod in almost 50 years of fly fishing! Embarrassing to say the least, but that's the way it goes. Any suggestions? Should I just forget looking for the RPL blank? Are there any out there? If so, I would be interested in possibly a 6 Wt. for use on Coho off the beach. Does Sage sell old blanks such as the RPL? I use my 5 Wt. for sea run cutts and it is perfect. What would a comparable blank be (if anyone knows) from another manufacturer? Questions..questions...questions. :) Thanks for any input.
     
  2. tim beez

    tim beez beach maggot

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    VT2 is nearly the same taper
     
  3. Wayne Kohan

    Wayne Kohan fish-ician

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    I beliewve the VT2 replaced the VPS. Did the VPS replace the RPL?

    Wayne
     
  4. tim beez

    tim beez beach maggot

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    replaced the "action" not the rod entirely... more of a value priced rod.
     
  5. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    Thanks guys. :)
     
  6. Rob Ast

    Rob Ast Active Member

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    Larry,

    If you haven't already, post this question on www.rodbuildingforum.com - I suspect you'll find a deeper knowledge base regarding specific blank actions. You might even find the question has already been asked if you search.

    Rob
     
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    Sailboarderr New Member

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