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Sage RPLX versus RPLXB Fly Rods

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Does anyone by any chance know what the difference is between the Sage RPLX and RPLXB  fly rods?

 

I know at one point they changed the fighting butt from a rubber cap to a foam cap. But wondering if

there was something different about the blank as well.

 

Thanks!

 

 

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Identical blanks, the one without the B is factory made. The B is stated because it’s sold as a blank only and someone besides the factory built it. 

 

 

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On 3/14/2019 at 9:00 PM, MikeFlyGuy said:

 

Does anyone by any chance know what the difference is between the Sage RPLX and RPLXB  fly rods?

 

I know at one point they changed the fighting butt from a rubber cap to a foam cap. But wondering if

there was something different about the blank as well.

 

Thanks!

 

 

Perhaps you were thinking about the RPLX vs the RPLXi - former is 2 piece. latter is 3 piece.  Former has slower recovery than latter, but was also better for classic Fly Fishing techniques such as mending into a drift.  Latter (which I have) in 10wt is an excellent shooting head rod for throwing things like wet Grocery Flies. 

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RPLX rods had superior butt power over the later RPLXi. I own them in all configurations from a 6wt to an 11wt in 2 & 3 sections. They are considered moderate action by today's standards. The blank walls are tougher than today's rods and can handle a hit from Clouser or gunwale.

 

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1 min ago, Fishin Technician said:

RPLX rods had superior butt power over the later RPLXi. I own them in all configurations from a 6wt to an 11wt in 2 & 3 sections. They are considered moderate action by today's standards. The blank walls are tougher than today's rods and can handle a hit from Clouser or gunwale.

 

FT

 

and they came in both 2 and 3 piece like you stated ! I still have four of them #7, 8,10,12. in 3 piece and three 2 piece, 7'9"  bonefish, #10 and #12. Five of them I build and two are factory. 

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Reasonable to assume but I wasn't confusing with the RPLXi with the RPLX. I had a 9 weight RPLXi for a while and still have a 7 weight.  

 

What happened was I built a 10 weight RPLXB in 1990 or so and always loved the rod. Recently a factory built came up for sale online which I purchased. My old one was designated RPLXB with a different typeface than the factory built RPLX. I knew the butt cap on the factory built changed at least once, but I should have guessed the "B" stood for blank only and nothing else. Sometimes my brain is slow. 

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On 3/17/2019 at 7:16 PM, Fishin Technician said:

RPLX rods had superior butt power over the later RPLXi. I own them in all configurations from a 6wt to an 11wt in 2 & 3 sections. They are considered moderate action by today's standards. The blank walls are tougher than today's rods and can handle a hit from Clouser or gunwale.

 

FT

 

 

Im still an RPLX fan. I do like the 10 more than the 9 for lift but like the 9 a bit better fir casting. 

 

I like the loomis GL3 as well 

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I know what you mean I have owned two Sage Rplx 10 weights both factory built, but each had a different fighting butt, I have one I just bought from a guy that was never fished new in tube with the rubber end cap, probably going to sell it being I got it for cheap and don’t really need it, it’s cool to see this rod new in tube though.

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