Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Porter, Oct 8, 2013.
Wow, I know I only got the 379 last year but I paid nowhere near that ... $567 current bid .. wow.
Well this guy dropped his price from a mere 10 grand - to 400 bucks for his "hardly used" RPL .
Honestly if you see a legit good deal on a classic Sage, grab it! I made 200 bucks last year off the SLT and LL that turned out to not impress me much.
I built a 490 LL, which is actually a 489 now ( broke the tip off). Maybe it's only worth $9700 now.
You guys are scaring me. I was thinking of putting my 4 piece LL
5 wt on the block.
don't do it!
Maybe not. Wow, but that was an smaller line weight and perhaps not as many are out there. That would affect price, I am sure.
Maybe I should fish mine more?
If anyone has a Sage 379-4 LL that they want to get off their hands then just let me know.
I bought a 389 LL back in 1991 for about $300. from Kaufmann's in Bellevue. It's perfect for those 8" cutts in the MF. I had no idea they were that they were commanding that kind of price.
I bought my 490 LL for $225 when it was being closed out about 25 years ago in favor of the SP. I wouldn't sell it for anything. It is hands down the best trout rod I have ever had. It has landed steelhead and big tout on the Deschutes on several occasions. The rod is my first choice when heading out for trout even though I prefer 4 pc. rods now, merely for the convenience. I fear breaking it in some weird accident though but found out that it could be repaired because Sage still has the mandrels to roll a new blank.
I have a 4711 LL I bought new for 395.00 at Kauffmans in Seattle in 1994 and it will never be sold. One of my nephews has already claimed it after I am to old to use it or gone. One of the finest small water rods I have ever owned.
These threads always leave me wondering about the value of my original 389-3LL, it was a gift from Ed Storey at Feather-Craft, I also have two other original LLs a 4711-2 and a 586-3. On the other hand it doesn't really matter, they aren't going anywhere.
The real value of any piece of equipment, is what YOU place on it.
AND what the buyer is willing to pay.
I have some rods and reels that are PRICELESS. I will never part with them. Never say never. My heirs might see them differently. They have never fished with them. They might go pretty cheap at some time in the future.
OK, I'll sell my 2 piece LL 279--2wt. $700.