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BenjlanFebruary 20th, 2011, 6:25 pm
Cedar Rapids lowa

Posts: 54
Hi Everyone,

Does anyone here fish with vintage rods. I've been fishing with Lamiglas fiberglass rods(new), and love them, so I thought about the old ones as a possibility. I just recently picked up a couple of Fenwick fiberglass rods, wow these are a dream to cast. One is a 8ft 6wt and the other is a 7ft 5wt. So what are your old favorites?

Ben
ShantiFebruary 20th, 2011, 10:24 pm
Sweden

Posts: 95
A good friend gave an Fibatube rod.
The length is 8'-8'5'' and it throws WF-lines #5-6.
Awesome rod.

It needs a facelift though, and it will get one.
Somewhere, right now, a fish is rising.
And youre at the computer..
Shawnny3February 21st, 2011, 7:26 am
Moderator
Pleasant Gap, PA

Posts: 1197
It's neat the fiberglass has gone from coolest-new-technology to classic in such a short span. I have an old glass rod my grandfather gave me, but it's a little too big for the streams I fish now. I met a rodmaker at a recent show who specializes in custom fiberglass rods, by his account the only rodmaker left who works exclusively with fiberglass. Sadly, I can't remember his name.

-Shawn
Jewelry-Quality Artistic Salmon Flies, by Shawn Davis
www.davisflydesigns.com
SlateDrake9February 21st, 2011, 3:21 pm
Potter County, PA

Posts: 144
I fish almost entirely with vintage bamboo rods and a few new ones here and there. Occasionally I fish first generation graphite. Not a real big fan of vintage glass rods, but I've cast several new ones that were pretty nice.
Fishing with bait is like swearing in church.
-- Slate Drake
TunaFebruary 23rd, 2011, 9:39 am
Altoona, PA

Posts: 16
There a local company here in Central Pa, that makes fine Glass rods. Mcfarland Rod Co., is their name. They do make some graphite rods, but from what I've been told by Glass aficianados their Glass rods are awesome.

I have an old Fenwick Feralite 8.5 ft 5wt and it is a sweet rod. I love how slow the action is, especially when casting dries. I've alse been thinking about a new Diamondback Glass rod. They get great reviews from everyone I've spoken too. IMO they're a sharp looking rod as well. Black blank with dark wraps, not bright yellow/orange like most Glass rods I've seen.

McFarland Rod Co.- http://www.mcfarlandrods.com/dsp_the_rods.php
Reel men play with their flies.
SlateDrake9February 23rd, 2011, 3:59 pm
Potter County, PA

Posts: 144
McFarland's are the new ones I've cast that were pretty nice, along with a Scott.
Fishing with bait is like swearing in church.
-- Slate Drake
Shawnny3February 23rd, 2011, 5:19 pm
Moderator
Pleasant Gap, PA

Posts: 1197
McFarland


That's the guy!

-Shawn
Jewelry-Quality Artistic Salmon Flies, by Shawn Davis
www.davisflydesigns.com
TunaMarch 2nd, 2011, 12:25 pm
Altoona, PA

Posts: 16
Mcfarland even rolls his own blanks. I was at the local fly shop, TCO, last weekend and they have a few of the new Scott rods. After handling one, I think I may have to get one. There are too many new products coming out that I just have to have anymore!
Reel men play with their flies.

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