Is lamiglas making 'honey' rods in 6pc any more?

Mark Walker

Active Member
#3
Not much of a help, but I saw one of the 6pc blanks sell on the site of the great unwashed masses a few weeks back.
I also don't believe they're still being produced either.:(
 

Josh

dead in the water
#4
A shame...ah well.

I guess I'm going to have to resort to researching light graphite travel rods.
 

Josh

dead in the water
#6
Too bad. The 6-piece rods were ideal for backpacking.

K
That is exactly why I want another one. The one I have was theoretically built for "my son" by a friend of mine. And while in some ways, it was more then thought than the reality as far as it being "his", I still feel a little bit bad when I'm using it like a backpacking small creek rod and holding it between my teeth as I boot ski down some sketchy moss covered boulder.

So I was hoping to get one for "myself".
 

Josh

dead in the water
#8
Lami Honey = Meh...IMO too-floppy tips. Get a Steffen, Scott, McFarland and you'll fall in love.
Right, but that's sort of like saying "Toyota = Meh...IMO too much roll in the corners. Get a BMW, Audi, Lotus and you'll fall in love."

The rods you mention are 2, 3, and even 4 times as expensive as the humble Lamiglas Honey. And that's fine, if anyone here has that money to spend, god bless you for it. I am sure they are great rods and deserve all the praise they get. But small light fiberglass rods for use in small Northwest Cascade streams is not where I'm putting my "expensive fly gear" money. My small stream rods get used roughly and perhaps even foolishly. I'm always climbing over, through, under or between something and chances are good that at some point I'm going to snap a rod because of it.

And on top of that, the places where I fish with these rods, 2-4x the price wouldn't come close to bringing me 2-4x the fish (or even casting enjoyment). The Lamiglas rods are doing fine for me at the moment.

Well, they would be if I could buy them any more. But you know what I mean.
 

Lugan

Joe Streamer
#11
That's true Kent, you got me on that one. I had switched over to talking price and forgot about Josh's configuration need. OK, so then he's got to wait for a 6pc Lami to hit the secondary market.
 

Josh

dead in the water
#12
Really? I didn't know any of those brands made a 6-piece rod . . .

K
I was going to mention that as well, but like Lugan, switched over to the price thing.

However, to be fair, McFarland's website says:
Progressive Taper in 2 or 3 piece $395
Rods over 3 piece add $25 per section
Blanks $185 for 2 or 3 piece
Blanks over 3 piece add $25 per section
Which to me, implies that they could/would give you a 6 piece rod/blank if you wanted to pay for it. Though that could be wrong. And of course, that brings us back to the ~3x price issue.
 

Kent Lufkin

Remember when you could remember everything?
#13
That's true Kent, you got me on that one. I had switched over to talking price and forgot about Josh's configuration need. OK, so then he's got to wait for a 6pc Lami to hit the secondary market.
Wasn't trying to 'get' you, but rather bemoan the fact that the 6-piece config appears to be unavailable going forward. I can't believe the market for multi piece rods is so small that it's not worth a manufacturers' time and efforts to make one.

BTW, my own Lami will be joining me on a trip to a favorite mountain lake next Thursday. I'm excited about the prospect of fishing it again.

K
 

Kent Lufkin

Remember when you could remember everything?
#14
Which to me, implies that they could/would give you a 6 piece rod/blank if you wanted to pay for it. Though that could be wrong. And of course, that brings us back to the ~3x price issue.
Exactly. I bought my 7' 6" Lami blank several years ago for right about $110 shipped. I spent another $80.00 for components and to have a friend assemble and wrap it. The little plastic tube the blank came in became it's rod tube and all I had to come up with was a sock.

By comparison, at a lot higher initial cost for a new McFarland rod, you'd need to kick in another $75.00 to have it reconfigured as a 6-piece.

The McFarland likely has a more sophisticated action, but for a specialized rod I use at most just 2-3 times a year, the price premium seems prohibitively expensive.

K