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Re: Glass?!

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Post by Paul Arden » Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:11 pm

My first rod was glass. It was pretty fucking ugly actually :cool:
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Re: Glass?!

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Post by Badger » Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:31 am

Hi Trev, Yep the rod is salsa, I used Snake Brand 'Universal' rings- wouldn't use anything else (for traditional rings anyway). The blanks are made by for Swift by CTS, to Swifts own specifications and tapers, quality is great.
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Re: Glass?!

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Post by alex vulev » Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:44 am

still keep my 20 years olde glass rod, very heavy and undestructable /almost/.
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Re: Glass?!

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Post by guest » Fri Jan 11, 2013 1:49 pm

For fishing up close and personal on small streams, I prefer the Steffen over any of my carbon fibre rods. If you are really up for a build, I'll try and set up a meet with a man that has a house full of glass rods who lives mid-way between us.

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Re: Glass?!

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Post by TrevH » Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:59 pm

Thanks for doing that, Vince. I appreciate it.
Looking forward to trying some new stuff out. The Steffen blanks do look very nice.

There is a particular kind of glass aficionado that seems to like some pretty gaudy colours. Something more low profile for me I think :ninja:

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Post by FunkyT » Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:47 am

I am starting to love Glass rods.
I have a Japanese Kabuto that is simply sublime.
I think they could just be the perfect rods for small streams.
BTW a guy is selling a Kabuto black on Fly forums if anyone is interested.

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Post by TrevH » Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:55 pm

Hey Toby - Those Kabutos look gorgeous .... been drooling all over some pics all week end. I'm trying to persuade my missus to take the trip from Tokyo to Hokkaido when we're in Jpn for a friend's wedding soon. She's not getting it yet ... :???:

Also been listening to Cameron's interview on the Itinerant Angler podcast (not pretending to know him .... Just can't remember his surname :) )

Bit different from the Loop Cross S1? :)

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Post by guest » Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:56 pm

Some of the Kabuto builds are absolute artistry, Toby hasn't let me play with his yet though :pirate:
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Post by skeg » Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:12 pm

...I've got a Winston Retro 4wt...the statement is true: "...a rod that loads like a 4 weight but has the fish-handling power of a six..." It was SLOOOOOOOOOOO'...
it was a fading passion, tho'...but with this Epic stuff, Marc, you just wet my appetite, again. :upside:

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Post by andrewparkeruk » Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:04 am

I fancy a dose of 'glass, and have been looking the Epic blank. Have a question prompted by the video clip here
http://indiriverrods.blogspot.co.uk/201 ... s.html?m=1
At 36 secs and again 45 secs, the blank "twists" (don't know how to describe what I'm seeing). It looks like the angler (Peter Hayes?) isn't in control of the fush.

What's going on there; do all rods do this or is this a feature of the unidirectional layup of the Epic blank?

Andrew

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