Ok, I am trying to learn about fly fishing. (I am sure you all realize that.) Dumb question on my part but I am curious. Why does everyone rave about bamboo flyrods? The 3 rods that I have accumulated are all fiberglass. They work fine. My Uncle who has FF for years has cast with them and says they are just fine and cast well. Was not real impressed with my reels but the rods were just fine. Anyone want to weigh in with an opinion? Oh how do you tell what weight of fly rod you have? The one I can get to easily says it is an 8' 5/6 fly line. Ok I know it is an 8 foot rod. 5 to 6 weight? I have caught some trout on it. They were planted hatchery fish but I will say I caught fish with it. Granted it is not a steel head rod that much I know but what do I have?