Fiberglass Fly Rods
Update April, 2017
I’m going to leave this page up as a reference for the work I’ve done with fiberglass. I am available to build your custom fiberglass rod on your supplied blank or I can work with you to find the best match for your needs. Custom builds start at $250 plus the cost of the blank. I have found a few overseas blanks I like that are around $50 going up to the premium glass blanks from NZ, Japan, and the USA which can cost upwards of $300. Please contact me if you are interested in a fiberglass fly rod.
The rods that I offer are constructed on two different size blanks from the same series. These blanks are among the best I found when searching through several different manufacturers. I hope to work with the vendor to expand this series to include a few different sizes in the future. My current offerings are:
7’6″ 4wt. 4pc.
8’0″ 5 wt. 4pc.
The blanks have a medium-progressive action with a firm but noticeably fiberglass feel, the four piece design with tip-over-butt ferrules make a very packable rod ready to accompany you into the backcountry. The light carmel colored blanks are finished with black nickel Snake Brand guides wrapped with fine YLI silk, coated with a light build epoxy. The rod is connected to the angler through the hand turned “flor-grade” grip which is turned on the rod blank. Finishing the butt section are Lemke reel seats, the LC14 Pocketed slideband seat on the 4wt and the Garrison style GS1 Downlocking seat on the 5wt. Standard rods have a cork reel seat insert while the deluxe rods have a hand picked hardwood reel seat insert.
Rods are secured in a sewn cotton rod sleeve and will ship in a pvc tube packed inside a USPS Priority shipping tube. I’m happy to offer an aluminum rod tube at my cost of $30. USPS Priority Shipping in the U.S. is $15, outside the U.S. please contact me and we can figure out the best option for your needs.
The first series of rods will be offered for $265/285.