Wow, so Sage is going back to its very early roots and building a glass rod (most of you know this, but Redington and Sage are owned by the same holding company called Farbank). Good to see. I love glass rods, and have around a dozen. All my rods that are 8'0" or shorter are glass. Good to have more such choices.
Another retired type had the same thought. My guess is everything's about 10x more expensive than the early 70's so factoring this rod back it would have cost $24.95. But... we only had fiberglass, steel and bamboo then. In the late 50's I had a steel convertible rod that took either a fly or spinning reel.
This is great to see, with the popularity of the CT, it's the next logical step and Orvis too... it's good to see everyone
getting back to fishing rods instead of distance rods. I'm anxious to see how they cast...... any word on when? I could use another glass rod.
I did not know sage was going back to glass too. I wonder what its price point will be? I'm betting a tadful and a half more than the 250.00 for the redington. It will be interesting, and I plan on casting some of these when they are available. Wright and McGill Sweetheart or one of these? Hmm.
Glass action is soft and slow in comparison to graphite. I became a glass junky after fishing with a Kabuto rod which was quickly followed by me ordering one for myself and building one from a Swift Epic blank.