I guess this COULD go in gear review. I just wanted to talk about the VINTAGE GLASS series. I bought the combo at Sportsmans for around $70.
It has that BAMBOO look to it, and that plus the fact it is glass interested me. But, this is faster than any glass I have ever used, even "S"
It turns out, according to Griggs it is a glass with a blend of Graphite.
Mine is the 8'6" 5/6 and the reel is adequate.
Now, a little disappointed that it wasn't 100% GLASS, till I used it. WOW! I love this rod. Not a Winston, Sage, Scott etc, and I won't compare it to them, but, I don't need to. This has got such a great feel for itself, it is flat out a BLAST to fish!
If you get a chance to check this rod out...try it!