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Hey guys,

Posted a few threads with questions about the Superfine Touch as I've been thinking about picking one up. Just curious if you were thinking about picking up a 4wt 7'6" Superfine at this point would you go with the Touch or the new Glass that's coming out? Would love to hear you choice and why you'd make that choice.

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I havent fished the Touch, but i really like fishing with fiberglass (even though i've only done it once with my Cabelas CGR)..

I"m already holding my $$ for the SF Glass, just wish there was more than three sizes - 3, 4 and 5 wt.
I'm also after a 1wt rod, and seriously considering the Touch in that size...
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Default Re: Superfine Touch or Glass?

I intend to get a Superfine glass, but I would not trade my Superfine Touch graphite for one. The SFT is one of the greatest trout rods ever made. I may think different after I get the Superfine glass,,but that's my opinion at this moment.
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I'd wait to cast one, then I'd make my decision.
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The fiberglass has to be heavier than the carbon, I'd think. So... the Touch.
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Default Re: Superfine Touch or Glass?

Apples and oranges.
Both have their place, along with bamboo.
I have 'glass- vintage and modern ( E-glass and S-glass), graphite, glass w/ graphite, and bamboo. Different waters and different moods.
Lazy or relaxed mood- bamboo or glass.
3 hours to fish or windy- graphite.
Does Orvis say what glass they're using?
Love glass, but graphite is way more sensitive.
Get both.
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Default Re: Superfine Touch or Glass?

For me, in lighter weights:

at 7' or below I'd prefer the glass--but at 7'6" and above the SFT is probably a sweeter stick.

This is not to say that there aren't nice glass rods over 7' long, but at light weights it's at shorter lengths that I think glass really shines. Without experience with anything but a 6' 1wt SFT, I'd take my opinion with a generous grain of salt.



I also have a soft spot in my heart for 8' heavier wt glass rods, as I learned to cast on a 6/7wt 8' Garcia Conolon, but that isn't relevant to this thread.
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Hi,

I would go with something completely different if I were buying a 7'6" 4 weight. Just for fun take a look at these; Hardy Fly - Products - Flyfishing Rods - Classic Rods - Classic Lightweight

I don't work for Hardy, but I do believe their new rods are wonderful regardless of their being manufactured in South Korea. I was just inches away from buying the 7.5 foot #4 rod just last month. What stopped me was the fact that I live & fish in Alaska. I have way too many light weight rods for a man who fishes big heavy 2 hand rods 98% of the time. Because of that I canceled my order but believe me if I still lived in the lower 48 I would have one.

If nothing else you won't have to worry about running into another guy on the stream with the same rod. Take a look at them, click the view images boxes and see what I'm talking about.

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Default Re: Superfine Touch or Glass?

Will do Ard, thanks for the suggestion!

---------- Post added at 12:14 AM ---------- Previous post was at 12:07 AM ----------

Very nice looking rods indeed Ard, but not many configurations...I only see 1 4wt in 8'6"
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Default Re: Superfine Touch or Glass?

Sorry bout that, I was considering the 7' 3 weight................. But hey, the 8.5 foot is a beauty also. If you are going to fish where you'll have some room it would be a nice stick.
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