deserves a lot of credit for the growing interest in Fiberglass Rods, too!
Yesterday, when I was young, I started out fishing Fenwick Fiberglass Rods. I remember paying $35.00 for a new Fenwick back then and thought I was on top of the fly fishing world at the time. Well, as we probably all know, Graphite production came along and most all of the normal fly fishing crowd went to Graphite rods for easier casting and more power for distance etc. etc. Though some remained with the Fiberglass or Bamboo scene, Graphite rods became the in thing. So, I went Graphite Fly Rods. Fast forward a significant number of years, through Sage, G. Loomis, Orvis, etc. days. Now cometh, the resurgence of the Fiberglass Fly Rods. Like a lot of things in life, it seems things can come 360 degrees ever so often.
Currently, I own Graphite Fly Rods and Fiberglass Fly Rods. However, due to my fixed income and senior citizen lifestyle, I have to focus on budget minded fly fishing tackle! With that in mine, my current Fiberglass Fly Rod selection consists of an Eagle Claw Featherlight $35.00, and, a yard sale purchase of an old Berkley that cost me $5.00.
While I enjoy fishing these two rods, I have began to look at some of the new Fiberglass Fly Rods that are hitting the market at what I consider to be a budget minded price level. Let me skim over some of them in this post.
Green Caddis Outfitters
Ruby River Fiberglass Fly Rods
The early reviews on these rods have been positive and I look forward to further investigating these rods.
Echo Fiberglass Fly Rods
Again, very good early reviews on these rods. Already available in some local fly shops. These are superb rods for the budget minded fly angler!
Now comes the soon to be released new Cabela's CGR Series Fiberglass Rods.
These rods are being updated and released in the Fall of this year. The original CGR Series rods were received very favorably by many of my blogging friends. Cabela's stopped production on the original series, but, listened to the demands of the fly fishing crowd and will be putting these on the market soon.
So, budget minded fly fishing tackle folks, rather you fish with an inexpensive Eagle Claw Featherlight model, a yard sale find, or one of the new wave of budget minded fly rods, you certainly deserve to see if Fiberglass is for you. Yup, "Glass Is Not Dead".