Fiberglass creek rod

Discussion in 'Bamboo, Fiberglass & Classic Reels' started by kjsteelhead, Mar 3, 2010.

  1. Tom Bowden

    Tom Bowden Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 1969
    Messages:
    467
    Media:
    5
    Likes Received:
    77
    Location:
    Black Diamond, WA
    If you can find an old Phillipson glass rod, I'd highly recommend it. I have a 6 footer that was my Dad's small stream rod. I haven't used it in many years, but keep it for the memories. It's a fabulous rod for close-in work.
     
  2. Tim Cottage

    Tim Cottage Formerly tbc1415

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2003
    Messages:
    1,724
    Likes Received:
    276
    Location:
    Outer Duvall
    In addition to the old Phillipson there are the old Hardy Sceptre rods. The blanks were often built and branded under a variety of names other than Hardy. I have a Sceptre blank. Someday I'll make a rod out of it.

    TC
     
  3. Lugan

    Lugan Joe Streamer

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2005
    Messages:
    2,452
    Likes Received:
    842
    Location:
    Beautiful View, WA
    There are very many glass rods out there, ranging from 50+ years old to brand spankin' new. Check out this list, which is probably the most authoritative and complete in the world (though needs to be updated to include some very recent new rod lines): http://fiberglassflyrodders.yuku.com/topic/2692
     
  4. colton rogers

    colton rogers wishin' i was fishin'

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2008
    Messages:
    874
    Likes Received:
    9
    Location:
    gig harbor, washington
    the scott f2 is out now and casts like a dream! its got a whole new look compared to the fibertouch, they redid the finish to give it that classic glass look
     
  5. Lugan

    Lugan Joe Streamer

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2005
    Messages:
    2,452
    Likes Received:
    842
    Location:
    Beautiful View, WA
    Yep, I have the Scott F2 7'7" 4wt and it is great. It's actually a very unique rod due to some magic in the glass layup of the blank. It's far softer in flex than last year's F, but has quicker rebound when you push it. I wrote a short review here: http://fiberglassflyrodders.yuku.com/forum/getrefs/id/102338/type/0 (look at the next page too...there's a follow-up).
     
  6. Col.Buckshot

    Col.Buckshot New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2010
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Fort Worth TX
    Not sure what's considered reasonably priced but the discontinued Scott fibertouch series rods are heavily discounted right now. They're fast for glass but definitely have the characteristics you want from glass-excellent roll casters,great tippet protection with a sensitive feel. I've owned both the 703 and the 764 and recommend them highly. From what I've read, the concensus opinion is that the new yellow F2's are an improvement over the black F series. If so, the F2's must be great rods.
     
  7. John Wallace

    John Wallace Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2008
    Messages:
    595
    Likes Received:
    73
    Location:
    Bellevue,Wa.
    JP Ross fly rods make a 6ft 2pc that is a 2 to 5wt. I like a dt 3 wt line. It is an awesome rod and a looker. I have one more of his rod but it is graphite. His work is in with the best. I also had him build me up another rod with a blank and reel seat I had. Check his site out.
     
  8. Lugan

    Lugan Joe Streamer

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2005
    Messages:
    2,452
    Likes Received:
    842
    Location:
    Beautiful View, WA
  9. Mark Walker

    Mark Walker Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2008
    Messages:
    2,808
    Likes Received:
    235
    Location:
    So. Cal.
    Not sure if this is the right thread to post this in, but I just bought my first glass rod and thought I'd share some pics.

    It was made by Matt Leiderman and of excellent build, I think.
    Steffen 8' 5wt. 3pc. features: 6" modified full wells grip, blued NS hardware w/ cherry spacer, Dickerson style hook keeper, shop made agate SG, brass labeled tube and bag.

    I'm looking forward to fishing it in Montana in '11.:thumb:


    ATTACH=CONFIG]36595[/ATTACH] View attachment 36596 View attachment 36597 .
     
  10. bitterroot

    bitterroot Love vintage graphite!

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2008
    Messages:
    1,432
    Media:
    42
    Likes Received:
    210
    Location:
    Montana
    Sweet Mark!
     
  11. Mark Walker

    Mark Walker Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2008
    Messages:
    2,808
    Likes Received:
    235
    Location:
    So. Cal.
    Thanks Lonnie.
    Now when I get that bamboo 3wt from you, I'll never need another rod.:rolleyes:
     
  12. bitterroot

    bitterroot Love vintage graphite!

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2008
    Messages:
    1,432
    Media:
    42
    Likes Received:
    210
    Location:
    Montana
    :rofl::rofl: Ya right!!!! :rofl::rofl:
     
  13. Mark Walker

    Mark Walker Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2008
    Messages:
    2,808
    Likes Received:
    235
    Location:
    So. Cal.
  14. bitterroot

    bitterroot Love vintage graphite!

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2008
    Messages:
    1,432
    Media:
    42
    Likes Received:
    210
    Location:
    Montana
    Mark, that is soooo Sweet! Fred does awesome work and that lemon drop blank is awesome!
    Thanks for posting up a photo.
     
  15. Lugan

    Lugan Joe Streamer

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2005
    Messages:
    2,452
    Likes Received:
    842
    Location:
    Beautiful View, WA
    THAT is a helluva creek rod. You have excellent taste.
     
  16. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2008
    Messages:
    17,870
    Media:
    283
    Likes Received:
    1,679
    Location:
    Kitsap Peninsula
    Mark, whatchagonnadowiththat? You don't fish do you? She is a beauty for sure.
     
  17. Scott Behn

    Scott Behn Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2002
    Messages:
    1,201
    Media:
    83
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Lk Stevens, Wa.
    Beautiful Rod, I just traded away another one of my creek rods today...
     
  18. Mark Walker

    Mark Walker Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2008
    Messages:
    2,808
    Likes Received:
    235
    Location:
    So. Cal.
    No, no fishing, so I figured I just make a nice display featuring the rod poised with a pair of Dormisch-Absi reels and Marryat Baby.:rofl:

    Thanks all for the comments. It sure is a "looker".
    Waiting for a Kineya reel to mate it with.
    It'll be one of the rods headin' to Idaho in Sept.
     
  19. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2008
    Messages:
    17,870
    Media:
    283
    Likes Received:
    1,679
    Location:
    Kitsap Peninsula
    Headline: Hobbled Fisherman Left in Wilderness, No Sign of Flyfishing Gear

    Just sayin'
     
  20. Mark Walker

    Mark Walker Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2008
    Messages:
    2,808
    Likes Received:
    235
    Location:
    So. Cal.
    :rofl::rofl::rofl:
    Good one!:thumb:
     

Share This Page