I am not aware of Sage building any spey rods on original graphite, but I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong on that. My first speyrod was an RPII 14' 10 weight and I believe I purchased it in 1988. It was really a horse and the only other spey rod (actually double-handed rod would be a more accurate term) in Sage's lineup at the time was the 14' 9 weight. Unfortuately, I sold that rod years ago. The same blank was used later on for the Discovery series 14' 10 weight.