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Fiberglass fly rods
Jun 7th, 2013, 8:58pm
 
Ok Who is fishing  fiberglass fly rods and who made them and what Wt. are they??????
 
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Reply #1 - Jun 8th, 2013, 5:56am
 
One is an 8' 6" one piece rod.  The blank came from Neal Taylor's estate.  I am happy to report I made it and fish it with a DT-4 Sylk fly line.  It is a nice rod.
 
The other fiberglass rods are vintage.
 
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Reply #2 - Jun 8th, 2013, 6:22am
 
Pete builds them for a couple companies and will have demo rods with him at today's SSFFC open house in Kernville  
 
http://www.renaissanceflyrods.com/fiberglass.html
 
I own a Lamiglas hybrid glass/graphite special edition that's  smooth as silk and also am on the Epic rod waiting list Cool
 
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Reply #3 - Jun 8th, 2013, 6:55am
 
I have a Lamiglas 7’ 3wt 3pc honey blank that is a blast to fish on small streams. It is custom made with a Bellinger slide band and burl seat. Here is a photo of Scott with the rod and a nice brown.
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Reply #4 - Jun 8th, 2013, 7:47am
 
Hardy 2wt, Ted Williams 4wt, silex 6 wt.  All good times.
 
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Reply #5 - Jun 8th, 2013, 8:16am
 
Phillipson 7 1/2' 6-weight, Russ Peak 7' 4-weight and 8 1/2' 7-weight, and a stack of old Fenwicks including a 9' 12-weight.  That beast is about as big around as a broomstick at the butt, weighs a ton, and casts like a whip antenna.  Fuggedabout finding double-taper 12-wt lines, but just try to cast a WF with it!  Other than the Peaks, they all cast like "bamboo" and really prefer DT lines, or better yet the Wulff Triangle Taper.  That TT line is the best thing that ever hit glass or bamboo.
 
Speaking of "bamboo" my prize for fishing is actually graphite rather than bamboo, though you wouldn't know it to look at it or cast it.  I have a Powell 8'6" Hexagraph 2-piece rod labeled 4- to 7-weight.  Walt told me he preferred a 6WT DT on it, but I've settled on a 5WT TT.  The thing casts more like bamboo than bamboo.  Same rods used for the casting in A River Runs Through It. Anyone with a taste for bamboo but living on a "beer" budget, this is probably the rod for you.  Here is a page talking about them.  They spun off from Powell a long time ago.  Haven't dealt with the new company.
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Reply #6 - Jun 8th, 2013, 9:54am
 
BB, Orvis has DT 11's on sale right now. 29.00  I think they use to produce 12's, but I haven't seen them in awhile.
No more glass for me, they went away a long time ago, and I haven't re-acquired....
 
 
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Reply #7 - Jun 8th, 2013, 10:19am
 
WOW lots of good info here.  
So now this brings up the question.
I nymph fish on the owens in the winter with a 6 wt 9 ft. rod.
I was thinking about try a glass rod.
Can you throw a little lead(tin) nymph with a 6 Wt. glass rod?? undecided
 
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Reply #8 - Jun 8th, 2013, 10:26am
 
Yes... If you want a longer glass rod say..>8 foot.... I would go with a modern rod.   I don't care for long fiberglass rods.  7'6 is about it for me.
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Reply #9 - Jun 8th, 2013, 12:55pm
 
PS I bought one of the Cabela's  CGR 6'6" 4 wt rod a year ago.
And love to fish the San Gabriel's with it. It roll cast so much better then Carbon fiber rods for small steams.
 
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Reply #10 - Jun 9th, 2013, 9:14am
 
Hello BrownBear,
  Does your Phillipson have HCH or HDH printed on it and when did you buy it? Early 70s? Chartruse in color? Thx, just wondering I had a similar rod.  209
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Reply #11 - Jun 10th, 2013, 5:00am
 
Cortand Leon Chandler signature series in 4wt. Lovely casting rod super slow. Having paitence is a must with this rod. Very nice on small dry's
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Reply #12 - Jun 10th, 2013, 5:42am
 
Quote from 209 on Jun 9th, 2013, 9:14am:
Hello BrownBear,
 Does your Phillipson have HCH or HDH printed on it and when did you buy it? Early 70s? Chartruse in color? Thx, just wondering I had a similar rod.  209

 
I got it in 1969 or 1970 IIRC.   It's tan in color with red wraps., black reel seat and winding check.  The label sezz 3 1/8 oz Line HDH-HDG-#6.  When fishing it, I find it best with the DT line and a master of "smooth" for casts out to about 30'.  But when using a WF it responds better to a #5 rather than #6.  With such a soft rod it's hard to get the line speed needed for a WF line if it gets too heavy, and a #6 (aka HDG) is definitely too heavy. It's a fun little rod that's a dream to cast and fish with the DT line and even better with the Wulff Triangle Taper, but put away any ambitions for long casts!
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Reply #13 - Jun 10th, 2013, 10:43am
 
I saw on another forum that Reddington is coming out with a fiberglass rod series in the 250.00 price range.  
 
Interesting for sure... I hope the small hand rolled glass rod builders dont disappear.
 
Now that the marketing mad men over at Sage (reddington) have their claws into 'glass... Im sure we will see a negative 2  0000 wt slow action galss rod that your grandpa could only dream about.  Youll be bringing large rainbows up to your dry fly with your ability to false cast them into believing there is a hatch going on.  this rod will harkin you back to yester-year when fly fishing was more fun, more fish, bigger fish... yester-year of fly fishing when men wore knickers to the river and racism was the norm.  back to those days gone by where everyone enjoyed fishing more... capture the magic with the "new" re-invented fiberglass fly rods.  This stick is so amazing you might even hear the rocks and under the rocks talk to you.  you must have it.
 
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Reply #14 - Jun 10th, 2013, 11:05am
 
Quote from xbill_y on Jun 10th, 2013, 10:43am:
I saw on another forum that Reddington is coming out with a fiberglass rod series in the 250.00 price range.  

Interesting for sure... I hope the small hand rolled glass rod builders dont disappear.

Now that the marketing mad men over at Sage (reddington) have their claws into 'glass... Im sure we will see a negative 2  0000 wt slow action galss rod that your grandpa could only dream about.  Youll be bringing large rainbows up to your dry fly with your ability to false cast them into believing there is a hatch going on.  this rod will harkin you back to yester-year when fly fishing was more fun, more fish, bigger fish... yester-year of fly fishing when men wore knickers to the river and racism was the norm.  back to those days gone by where everyone enjoyed fishing more... capture the magic with the "new" re-invented fiberglass fly rods.  This stick is so amazing you might even hear the rocks and under the rocks talk to you.  you must have it.


 
Another attempt by Sage to make a rod that feels like a Winston Grin
 
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