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Old 09-30-2012, 06:24 AM
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Someone stop this train for a second. When did fiberglass rods pick up a $600+ price tag?
They're all from custom builders. Even the Scott F2 is made to order.
Matt Leiderman, Tom Morgan, Larry Kenney, Kabuto, Mario Wojniki, T&T and others. Doesn't mean you have to get one. Most have blanks for sale. Again, they're mostly custom rolled blanks and you're paying for a rod to your specs.
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They're all from custom builders. Even the Scott F2 is made to order.
Matt Leiderman, Tom Morgan, Larry Kenney, Kabuto, Mario Wojniki, T&T and others. Doesn't mean you have to get one. Most have blanks for sale. Again, they're mostly custom rolled blanks and you're paying for a rod to your specs.
As a rod builder i understand the value of a one off build but $600 seems a bit excessive no? Fiberglass has been around a long time so I'm sure every possible taper has been rolled already. Personally i would start collecting old glass rods until i found the blank i wanted and then rebuild it myself and save a few hundred bucks.
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Old 09-30-2012, 04:04 PM
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As a rod builder i understand the value of a one off build but $600 seems a bit excessive no? Fiberglass has been around a long time so I'm sure every possible taper has been rolled already. Personally i would start collecting old glass rods until i found the blank i wanted and then rebuild it myself and save a few hundred bucks.
I agree glass has been around a long time, but todays modern glass isn't the same as the old W&M, Shakespere, or even Lamiglass. It's lighter- (thinner walls), just as strong as the old ones, and they're not the noodle or semi- noodle rods of yesteryear. Being thinner and also different glass, new tapers are out there along with different actions.
Why shouldn't a custom builder get as much for a glass rod as they do for a graphite rod?
I also believe that top notch workmanship, attention to small details and exceptional parts should command a higher price.
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I agree glass has been around a long time, but todays modern glass isn't the same as the old W&M, Shakespere, or even Lamiglass. It's lighter- (thinner walls), just as strong as the old ones, and they're not the noodle or semi- noodle rods of yesteryear. Being thinner and also different glass, new tapers are out there along with different actions.
Why shouldn't a custom builder get as much for a glass rod as they do for a graphite rod?
I also believe that top notch workmanship, attention to small details and exceptional parts should command a higher price.
I've been building the wrong type of rods for years! I've build lamiglas graphite casting rods with Sic guides, custom cork and 6hr decorative butt wraps and still kept them in the $400's. I need to pick up some flyroding customers...
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I've been building the wrong type of rods for years! I've build lamiglas graphite casting rods with Sic guides, custom cork and 6hr decorative butt wraps and still kept them in the $400's. I need to pick up some flyroding customers...
$400 for a casting rod? Isn't that a little excessive?
Just kidding. Lets see some pics of your work. I'm not a big fan of butt wraps, but I admire and envy the guys that can do that type of weaving and wrapping.
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$400 for a casting rod? Isn't that a little excessive?
Just kidding. Lets see some pics of your work. I'm not a big fan of butt wraps, but I admire and envy the guys that can do that type of weaving and wrapping.
Lol, i asked for that one . I'm not near my rods now but i have a few posted in the rodbuilding threads.
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Where can you get a Scott glass for 6 bills?
They start at $625
Been several years since i bought one. Oh well. Inflation sucks.
Still good rods though.
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Been several years since i bought one. Oh well. Inflation sucks.
Still good rods though.
The new ones are the F2 series. I have the 3 wt., 6 1/2'. One of the funnest and most deceiving rods that I have.
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