I don't know if it's been brought up, but Dave Redington has a new (since last year) rod company.
Fly Rods, South Fork Rod Company manufactures the finest fly rods
Graphite, fiberglass, cane, saltwater, etc.
Designing and building again. The prices are pretty good for being buildt in the U.S.A.
If he's got glass, he can't be all bad.