Fiberglass get together

Discussion in 'Bamboo, Fiberglass & Classic Reels' started by Gary Knowels, Jun 25, 2013.

  1. Gary Knowels Active Member

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    Jeff, love to have you!, with any luck, your rod might be ready for pickup then too.

    Sent from my HTC_Amaze_4G
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  2. Lugan Joe Streamer

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    I have it on my calendar, and will have a few modern glass rods for your casting pleasure.
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  3. Ron McNeal Turtles or universes? I can't decide....

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    If you're bring'n a Morgan, I just want 2-3 minutes to look to at it - and, maybe, watch you cast it. I won't touch it.
  4. Lugan Joe Streamer

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    The Morgan, to be cleat, should be in my hands in a week. It is a Morgan blank built by Matt Leiderman. It's a 7'6" 5wt. I will bring it assuming I have it.
  5. Mark Walker Active Member

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  6. Lugan Joe Streamer

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  7. Mark Walker Active Member

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  8. Brookie_Hunter aka Dave Hoover

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    Ahh, dang it. Annual family trip to the Okanogan County Fair that weekend. I have the worst luck on cool fly fishing events. :mad: Somebody post some pics following.
  9. Jack Devlin Active Member

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    What better way (almost like going fishing) to spend a nice sunny day than to enjoy it casting some absolutely wonderful fiberglass rods, old and new. Great bunch of guys there too. Thanks Gary for making it happen.
    Jack

    PS I hope one of the other attendees will have some better photos.
    J



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    Jack
  10. Lugan Joe Streamer

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    That was a seriously good time! It was great to meet a few WFF members and to cast around 40 (?) rods. Some of those rods were amazingly good. Pretty much none were dogs, which was a surprise.
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  11. David Loy Senior Moment

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    Guys
    I had a wonderful time. Tom, great meeting you. You brought some fabulous offerings. Easy to see why the Steffen 8' 4 is so popular. Jack, your 5 is like an old shoe, but still shiny. Those 7' Fenwicks are special. Great meeting new faces and there was a fine selection of rods.
    Gary, thanks for driving the bus, and the lasagna was awesome.
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  12. tonemike fish'n glass

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    Like the rest of you, I enjoyed meeting great guys, eating well, and casting some sweet rods - old and new. I had never cast a Wojnici (and I've apparently never spelled it either), Steffen, new Tom Morgan, The Butter Stick, or the new cabelas CGT. Nice people and a spectacular sunny day! That was time well spent!
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  13. David Loy Senior Moment

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    Jack (& others)
    The Fly Fishing Museum on the left coast is in Florence, Oregon. Well worth the stop.
    280 Nopal St, Florence, OR

    (541) 997-6349
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  14. psycho Active Member

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    All that glass and not a House of Hardy to be seen, too bad that I live so far away. I could have represented Hardy at the gathering.:D
  15. Lugan Joe Streamer

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    Those photos only cover about half the rods that were present. There were at least two Hardy rods: A current model 6' 2wt (or was it a 3wt?), and a huge vintage cannon that was like an 11' 8wt or something insane like that.
  16. Jack Devlin Active Member

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    Fourth rod in is a Hardy with a Hardy reel!
    Jack
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  17. psycho Active Member

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    I saw the Hardy reel, all my glass Hardys are dark brown. But then they are from the sixties.:D
  18. David Loy Senior Moment

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    Gene brought an incredibly diverse collection, including a couple big guys. That 10.5' 7wt will make a man out of you.
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  19. psycho Active Member

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    I have a 10.5 foot 7 weight Hardy Invincible.
  20. Lugan Joe Streamer

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    Yes, that is the same beast of a rod Gene brought!