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    Default some glass for a change

    i just won an eagle claw feather light 6'6" fiberglass stick on fleabay. havent fished glass in a long time, should be fun.

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    reel for that stick?


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    Quote Originally Posted by caseywise View Post
    i just won an eagle claw feather light 6'6" fiberglass stick on fleabay. havent fished glass in a long time, should be fun.

    ---------- Post added at 12:00 AM ---------- Previous post was Yesterday at 11:30 PM ----------

    reel for that stick?
    I'd keep it old school with a click and pawl drag reel.
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    Default Re: some glass for a change

    Congrats! I've gotten to the point were I fish glass almost exclusively. I just like the feel a lot better.

    I agree with MP. I have a similar rod that I put on a Medalist with a 6wt line on it and it works great.
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    Default Re: some glass for a change

    I have one in the 7' length and it's a versatile rod. Be nice if they'd offer a better grade (handle, reel seat & hardware), though. The cork handle peeled/flaked off on mine (thin cork veneer over a lower grade cork base).
    The fiberglass rod blank itself seems to be decent quality for the low price.

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    What is considered the primo Glass rod out there? I often come accoss them but have no idea of the quality and value. I have considered a nice Fenwick since I fished fenwik glass spinning rods since I was a kid.

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    Default Re: some glass for a change

    Quote Originally Posted by Tracker12 View Post
    What is considered the primo Glass rod out there? I often come accoss them but have no idea of the quality and value. I have considered a nice Fenwick since I fished fenwik glass spinning rods since I was a kid.
    Tracker: These folks make some fine rods:
    http://www.sweetgrassrods.com/index....d=29&Itemid=36

    Tom Morgan Rodsmiths - Fiberglass Rods

    I've seen others at the fly fishing shows, hopefully Mojo will see your question and chime in!

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    Larry
    Very nice looking rods from both of those builders. But I have no interest in putting that amount of $$$ in a Glass rod. I think I'll stick with and old Fenwick or Shakespeare to fool around with. Match is up with a Medalist and I will be good to go.
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    For vintage production rods, it's hard to beat a Phillipson. They also made the blanks for rods by Orvis, LLBean, Abercrombie & Fitch and other smaller fly shops. Scott and Winston would be other obvious choices
    Silaflex and the Scientific Angler " System" rods were both very good as were the higher end rods from Heddon, Berkley, Wright&McGill, St Croix, and others
    Fenwick and Shakespeare rods are probably the most readily available and have plenty of fans.
    I like the Shakespeare Wonder rods, but the only Fenwick that I have is uncastable....Maybe it's just me.
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    Default Re: some glass for a change

    I have an eagle claw featherlight and I am a big fan. I am not sure if it is because I live in Bozeman, but the local wal-mart sells them for 20 dollars.

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    Default Re: some glass for a change

    Yesterday was 'Day One' with my new 10' 6" glass switch rod on the Rogue. 31' scandi head/9' leader (can't remember the line grain weight) and step into the river.

    Usually I can pick up darned near any 2-hander/line combo and have it (somewhat) 'dialed in' within a half a dozen casts. Not with this Puppy. Took close to a half hour to get the feel/hang of how this guy needed to work.

    Finally went to very tight body (arms/elbows tight to body) Scandi underhand casting and ZING!

    Totally different Animal from any of my graphite 2-handers. Amazing.

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