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Old 09-27-2012, 09:24 AM
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I am geeking out on vintage gear of late. I'd seriously like to pick up an old glass rod with a period reel. I have much research to do and any suggestions on resources for info would be appreciated greatly - Books? Web sites?

I found this rod on craigslist - it says AFTMA fly line no. 7. Does this mean 7w line is recommended for this rod? If not, how do I tell what size reel/line should go with the rod?

Do you have any favorite glass rod brands to recommend - cool stuff to look for, problems/damage I might overlook when examining potential buys?

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It's a 7 wt rod...
some sites Fiberglass Flyrodders • Index
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guess you don't want to spend much money...have a look on ebay...
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cheap rods here:Fly Rods | Eagle Claw
there are some glass specialists on the forum....they'll give you more infos
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Yup, a 7wt
But... I have a similar FF857 and I like mine with a 6wt line

Phillipson and Fenwick are probably the 2 most sought after brands of vintage glass rods but there's a number of other good brands too.
I like my Wright& McGills and my Berkly. My Garcia/Conolons....not so much
The Shakespeare Wonderrods are popular because there's so many of them out there. But not all are created equal.
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guess you don't want to spend much money...
Your guess is correct sir. I have been reading a great book called,"Classic & Antique Fly Fishing Tackle," that has me in an antique mood when I can only afford (barely) vintage. From what I've read, I believe I will enjoy the slow action of a glass rod though.

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I have around 10 vintage glass rods but the only ones that I use with any regularity are my Phillipson 6wt, the Orvis 8wt ( Phillipson blank) a Wright & McGill 6.5' 4wt, and my Lamiglass 7.5' 4wt.
My father built the Lamiglass for me 40 years ago and they still make and sell the same blank if you'd like to build one yourself. They have a very slow action, but once you get the hang of it, you'll find it relaxing to cast.... just like fly fishing was meant to be.

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Oh, and the Cabela's glass rods are on sale if you're interested in factory new.
60 bucks, and come with a very good reputation
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They have a very slow action, but once you get the hang of it, you'll find it relaxing to cast.... just like fly fishing was meant to be. [COLOR="Silver"]
Many of the lighter numbered (line weight) glass rods (especially S-glass) have a very 'Bamboo' casting feel.
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Very nice! The plaid reel socks just seem to bring together. For a reel since this is a US made rod I'd suggest the Pflueger Medalist 1495, you can get these on Ebay $30-45 in great shape. Make a fine set classic set up.

Not so expensive but have a homely nice feel are the older Eagle Claw's. The shorter ones to me are more fun.

I have a 8'-6" 8wt Orvis Fullflex coming, probably paid too much but oh well. I have the big brother 9wt so had an imaginary gap (so now have a gap for 7wt, 6wt,...............). Will post some pics when it arrives.

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I'm not sure how this is news, but it's from today's email from Midcurrent.
Interesting for not only those interested in fiberglass but for anyone that fishes small streams or is just learning to cast.

Cabela’s CGT Fiberglass Fly Rods
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Great post up. Love glass rods.

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I'm not sure how this is news, but it's from today's email from Midcurrent.
Interesting for not only those interested in fiberglass but for anyone that fishes small streams or is just learning to cast.

Cabela’s CGT Fiberglass Fly Rods
haven't got a glass rod anymore...this one looks nice....that would be a great xmas present...thanks Rip
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