Exchanged a few emails with Steve at Mountain River Fly Shop in Cotter, Arkansas. He has marked down the Sage VT2 to $325. Not sure what he has in stock, but I know he has a 9' 6 wt. Just passing this along in case anyone is interested. Looks like about $150 off regular price. On the website these rods are still listed at $475, so call if interested.
"Please call on all sale items 870-435-6166"