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View Poll Results: Do you enjoy old glass rods?
Love them 8 57.14%
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Brings back fond memories 4 28.57%
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Old 04-28-2017, 04:58 PM
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Default A Few Wonderods. Oldies.

I get a big kick out of old glass rods.

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I have around 20 old glass rods but very few are in the condition of those that you've posted pictures of lately
That's mostly because I have a spending limit. $30
I can buy a rod for $20 or $25, play with it for a while and then get another

There's plenty that might make better tomato stakes, but the majority are well worth owning
For instance, the rod here with the LLBean label is actually an H-I build from the 1950s
It throws a full line without even trying

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I know my poll is rather silly, asking people in the glass forum if they like glass rods. It's like asking people in Utah if they like string beans.
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I even have a couple of 'glass' spey rods; both of them could halt a run-away horse.

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I know my poll is rather silly, asking people in the glass forum if they like glass rods. It's like asking people in Utah if they like string beans.
I think an interesting poll would be if there could only be one rod material they could fish with would it be:
1. Bamboo
2. Fiberglass
3. Graphite
My choice would be graphite since it has the potential to cover all rod rod weights and rod lengths. Fortunately we are not limited and can choose what pleases us.
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For me, it's a bit of a nostalgia trip. I never fished a graphite rod until I was an adult. My younger years were full of Fenwicks, Shakespeares, and Eagle Claw rods. Some fly rods, and some spinning rods.

When I was 12 I caught a 48lb king salmon off the coast of Neah Bay, WA using a Fenwick fly rod. I won the Boeing fishing derby in Seattle one year, using an Eagle Claw salmon rod. I think I was probably 8 or 9 when I caught a 4lb rainbow out of the Potholes Reservoir in eastern WA using a Wonderod. So glass rods hold LOTS of great memories for me.
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For me, it's a bit of a nostalgia trip. I never fished a graphite rod until I was an adult. My younger years were full of Fenwicks, Shakespeares, and Eagle Claw rods. Some fly rods, and some spinning rods.

When I was 12 I caught a 48lb king salmon off the coast of Neah Bay, WA using a Fenwick fly rod. I won the Boeing fishing derby in Seattle one year, using an Eagle Claw salmon rod. I think I was probably 8 or 9 when I caught a 4lb rainbow out of the Potholes Reservoir in eastern WA using a Wonderod. So glass rods hold LOTS of great memories for me.
Notice your from/at Lk. Stevens; tonne of great memories of the lake as a teenager. Good friends family owned a '2nd home right on the lake. Boat dock, fast boat for water skiing, etc. Bunch of us darned near lived there much of the summer.

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Notice your from/at Lk. Stevens; tonne of great memories of the lake as a teenager. Good friends family owned a '2nd home right on the lake. Boat dock, fast boat for water skiing, etc. Bunch of us darned near lived there much of the summer.

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I've lived here only a couple of years. Haven't fish it much. But I did catch a pretty huge largemouth last summer, right from shore on the north end of the lake.
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And one from the early 70's.


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And a green one.
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