Re: Wonder Rod information
I agree Pete, they are very different from today's graphite, and in some ways better. Fiberglass is just very different. I have another old glass rod, originally a Berkeley Buckaneer 8'6" 8wt from the earlier '70s that was not in great shape. I stripped that one down to the reddish brown blank (it was a bright yellow) and rebuilt it with new guides, grip, and reelseat. All told I have $38 in that one, and it has become a favorite to fish. It has a slow but smooth casting action that will reward you when you relax and let the rod do it's job at the speed it wants to. Push it and it will punish you swiftly. It will never be my double-haulin' distance rod, but when distance isn't the issue, I'll take that cheap glass rod any day.
This rod, I'll fish as is. There is nothing that needs to be done to this one, which makes it my only box stock fly rod.