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Glass?!

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Post by TrevH » Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:38 pm

So I had a play with Vince's 5.5' glass rod. None of that new glass you understand, this is the rod he had as a child. It was great fun :D :D :D

I find myself looking at new glass rods ... I am drawn to them.

Am I mad? :O :O

What is the case for glass??? Is there one? :upside:

Tell me I'm not insane?!

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Re: Glass?!

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Post by Paul Arden » Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:42 pm

Yeah the intention wasn't to start posting here yet, but WTF. :p :p

I know quite a few accuracy casters who still use glass, including Peter Hayes. So you probably are insane. :cool:
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Post by Hamish » Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:52 pm

Paul Arden wrote:......so you probably are insane. :cool:
Yup :whistle:
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Post by Badger » Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:49 am

Just finished building a Swift "Epic" S2 glass rod 7'6 " 4#, christened it Sunday arvo.
Love it to bits handled this rainbow a piece of piss
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Re: Glass?!

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Post by guest » Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:10 pm

Trev

Come and have a play with my Steffen. Its a modern e-glass and light years ahead of the old fella you tried last time. If you want to try a range of rods, there is a fibreglass nut who lives between us and is a SDAC member who has a stack of different types, who I am sure would be willing to let you play. Also have a look around here:

http://thefiberglassmanifesto.blogspot.co.uk/

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Post by rodfreak » Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:33 pm

Where is the best place to get glass blanks in the UK?

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Post by guest » Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:46 pm

John

I do not know of anywhere specific. There are some Hardy Fibatube blanks out there and I have also heard that Specialist Rod Services @ Biggleswade- tel 01767 317122 are worth a shout.

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Post by Marc Fauvet » Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:58 pm

these are supposed to be the dog's bullocks. just out from NZ http://swiftflyfishing.com/pages/epic

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Post by TrevH » Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:27 pm

Thanks a lot, Vince ... I think I'm hooked!

Marc, some funky colours there!!

Badger, what colour's yours? Salsa?

CTS also make glass blanks - we like their carbon and, by all accounts, great service.

I see Steffen do spigot joints, I kind of like that.

Hell, I'm gonna have to build one :ninja:

But what rings to use ... Rec, SiCs, PacBay ... oh - wrong thread :pirate:

Thanks for the replies

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Re: Glass?!

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Post by Crackaig » Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:06 pm

Can't argue technicals, don't know.

What I would say is that you, like me, probably go fishing because you enjoy it. If you get more pleasure doing it with one kind of rod over another then that's what you should use.
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