Fiberglass switch and spey rods

#1
There is a lot of buzz going on, on another site as Echo has said they are doing switch and spey rods in fiberglass. There should be more about it in mid-July. I can't wait. I saw that they are making the switch in I think 3 thru 6 weight and the spey's 7 thru 9wt. Should be fun!
 

Luke77

I hope she likes whitefish
#2
I too have been watching for these. Having not thrown a glass two-hander before, I'm unsure whether I'll like it or not. Of course, the moment I tossed the Echo glass and Butterstick, I knew I needed one....so maybe I just won't touch it. :D
 
#4
This is awesome. I can see a 7wt spey making its way into my quiver. I'd love to get my hands on a Fiberhammer, but I missed the boat on that one and it seems that the folks who have them aren't giving them up anytime soon.
 
#5
This is awesome. I can see a 7wt spey making its way into my quiver. I'd love to get my hands on a Fiberhammer, but I missed the boat on that one and it seems that the folks who have them aren't giving them up anytime soon.
speyco has a 12' 6wt glass spey rod, if you do not want to wait
 

Derek Young

Emerging Rivers Guide Services
#11
Check out Dave Henry and his blog twohandedtrout. I've fished with he and his wife, both using glass switch rods, and they are a hoot.
 
#13
no I am just curious what people think a fiberglass rod of that length will do for them..
Dunno about glass switch/spey rods because I don't have one yet, but with my SH glass rods, it's the big smile that I get on my face when I cast with them and catch fish with them. It's 13% larger of a smile than what I get with graphite. 13% is worth it, plus I laugh more because of the pure fun of fishing with that material, so overall my psychological well-being is greater than when fishing with any other material.
 
#14
Me too. The only graphite rod I own right now is a 14' 9wt spey. All my other rods for trout or steelhead are fiberglass or bamboo. For me it is the casting but nothing is better then to feel the fish fight on fiberglass or bamboo. I will be interested in the 3wt switch and 8 or 9wt spey.