Thread: Why fibreglass?
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Old 02-14-2008, 04:52 PM
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Default Re: Why fibreglass?

I think the allure of fiberglass is that it is tougher, smoother, and different.

I see alot of similarity between the resurgence of fiberglass fly rods and steel framed bikes. (dominant frame material for high-end bikes has more recently been carbon as well, and aluminum prior to that) Carbon (aka graphite) is indisputably the best material if you want to build as light a bike/rod as possible for a given strength need. But steel/fiberglass offers a different feel that some people prefer over the lightest thing out there.

Do not confuse this as an endorsement of steel fly rods, I wouldn't wish those on anybody.
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