|Sage DS2 590-2 Completed.
|Sage RPLXi-890-3 reunited
Laying in the corner beside the DS2 for eight years was my tip section of my Sage RPLXi 890-3. After shattering the tip with a clouser during a slow day at the river jetty, I received a the replacement section weeks later. I wrapped the rod and never ended up epoxying it all together. I had bought a Sage XP 890-4 soon after breaking the Xi because I needed all my rods I was to take to my first trip to Costa Rica to be four pieces. Over time a few wraps came undone which prolonged me from completing this project since the rod had the more difficult and time consuming trim wraps.
Well since I was going to do Chul's rod I decided to finish that 8wt while I was at it. The 8wt and I have had a lot of memories and it was one of my first "premium" fly rods. Sparing no expense on it, I added only premium components-recoil guides, H&H stripping guides, a Struble titanium reel seat and premium cork. It was light and casted nicely. I remember while fishing Catalina Island on Bryan Webb's first boat, the Sea Spider, he casted it out and commented how nicely the rod casted. With plans on fishing MVL again on Thursday, I plan on reuniting with this old friend and hopefully with some luck I'll be reminded on how a fish feels on it.