Discussion in 'Bamboo, Fiberglass & Classic Reels' started by kjsteelhead, Mar 3, 2010.
Good luck finding it. It's a BIG County, don't get Lost. : )
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I got a Cabelas 6.5 ft 2 wt graphite with reel, and line for $190. A surprising nice casting rod with rod guarantee and just right for those Methow Valley streams, some of which have old cars on them! Rick
Two new developments for 2010 and 2011 for inexpensive but supposedly good-casting glass rods:
Eagle Claw has redesigned their series, and they're THIRTY bucks: http://thefiberglassmanifesto.blogspot.com/2010/06/eagle-claw-featherlight-series.html
Cabela's, out of left field, has a newly-designed series at around $100 that looks promising: http://thefiberglassmanifesto.blogspot.com/2010/09/first-look-cabelas-cgr-series.html
LOTS of modern glass on the market today, and more getting introduced every year.
And to add to Lugan's post...Cortland is bringing back the Diamondglass series with a few twists!!!!
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.
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.
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
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
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).
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.
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.
Coincidentally, there's a Scott F 703 just listed for sale on the Fiberglass Flyrodders board: http://fiberglassflyrodders.yuku.com/topic/15244
(BTW...I have no affiliation/connection to that rod or seller).
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:
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