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Old 06-27-2013, 07:43 PM
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Default Re: Glass rods...I don't get it

After reading this thread I brought the 7.5' Browning Silaflex 8 wt that I bought new in 1968 down out of the attic and strung it up with a Cortland 444 wf 6 line I had on an old reel. I hadn't fished it in at least ten years and pretty much forgot what it was like. It was great, actually very similar action to my Winston WT 3 wt. It doesn't roll cast worth a darn, but everything else was sweet. I usually fish from 25' to 35', so I put some targets out at those distances and was amazed at my ability to hit each target on the first shot.

I'll probably take it with me next time out, which is day after tomorrow. My answer to the OP's question is that for me it is probably more a nostalgia thing, though I remember it really being fun fighting medium size trout on that bendy rod. Overall I expect I will use my Scott, Sage or Winston more, but for a change of pace it's fun to hook on to a nice fish with my old fiberglass or bamboo rod.
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Even off the working end of a 2hander, you've just got to love Her furled leaders.

Perm install on a 3, 4 and 5 weights. 3mm tippet ring and add a few feet of leader of choice. Pure magic.
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