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A two piece Steffen is $330, a pretty good bargain compared to Scott.
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Anyone know any more about Orvis's new glass offerings that's suppose to come out in the late fall or early winter ? Thought I might hold off till them myself. But,,the glass bug has bit me. The biggest brook trout I ever caught was near 6lbs (stocked but what the heck) on a Conolon glass rod. That old rod was pretty decent really. A GOOD glass rod outta be impressive.

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i picked up a cabelas cgr last year and love it!
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sweet action and a blast to fish.
i went with the 7' 6" 4/5 wt 3 piece.
not bad for 50 bucks
the ww grigg 8' 5 weight will be added soon

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Casey, did you get in contact with Griggs ?

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workin' on it mike. wiil let u know
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Is fiberglassflyrodders forum still up and running I tried to register and wasn't able to. Then I found a site where I believe (correct me if I'm wrong) it said it was moving to.
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Alot of folks really like a good glass rod, myself included. The one piece of advice I'd pass along, if you do go glass, keep it short. I'd suggest nothing longer than 7 1/2' maybe 8'. I think 7 - 7 1/2' is the sweet spot for glass. Maybe something even shorter if you have a specialized need.
I agree with this, I used to fish a 9' lamiglass seven weight and the length made you think you should be able to push long casts with the rod. truth was that the rod was too soft to 'comfortably' throw the whole line. It could be done but it took a lot of body along with the rod to push long casts.

My Orvis Full Flex is 6'6" and I use a #5 line on it. It will cast a 4-5-6-or7 line. The five will fish distances up to 40' with little effort.
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If you want a glass rod and are willing to throw $600.00 plus shipping, I would suggest taking a look at the rods built by George Minculette at Tightloop in Romania. I have seen other builders try to match his level of excellence and can't get there. I talked to him for several months about a custom Kabuto and finally placed an order. Takes approx. 3 to 4 months. Kabuto (Kab) out of Sapporo Japan rolls a limited number of blanks about every 3 months. George is a master at finishing. If you have thrown $600.00 on a factory built graphite, try a one of a kind custom glass. Lighter than bamboo, heavier than graphite. Kabuto make E-glass, Steffen makes S-glass which is a little faster than E-glass. JMHO, but I would rather pony up for a custom glass than a Sage CIRCA and still have some change in my jeans....to put towards a Hardy "Featherweight".
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I have had my eye on the Scott F2 for a long time, and periodically just oogle over it on the internet. But then I remember thats its price tag is pretty big. But someday in the next few years, I'm all over that 7'6" 3 wt.

I like to take my time in all areas of life, and casting is no different! So glass is the way to go for me!
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Some pretty solid advice here so far. To answer a few questions, yes, the fiberglass rod forum is still very active. http://fiberglassflyrodders.com/forum/. There are several excellent custom high end builders in the glass market. A few I would recommend off hand are Leiderman, Tightloop, and Christian Hörgren. There are a lot of other very talented builders besides these guys, these ones just come to mind first.

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I have had my eye on the Scott F2 for a long time, and periodically just oogle over it on the internet. But then I remember thats its price tag is pretty big. But someday in the next few years, I'm all over that 7'6" 3 wt. !
I have the F2 6'6" 3wt and absolutely love it for small stream trout and pond bluegill! Keep an eye out on the auction site, once in a blue moon they do pop up.

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