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A Diamondglass 8-foot, 4-weight fly rod

Part Two: Okay, once again we’re focused on a Diamondglass 8-foot, 4-weight fly rod. In the previous post, we examined its basics makeup, including reel seat, grip, wraps and so on. And we also took a brief look at the … Continue reading

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A Diamondglass 8-foot, 4-weight fly rod

Part one: Alright! Got another fiberglass flea flicker to talk about. This time around its a Diamondglass 8-foot, 4-weight fly rod. This black beauty came out of an estate sale, in Vermont. The rod may be 8 or more years … Continue reading

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A Kabuto Fiberglass Fly Rod

In late 2005 I ordered a “glass” fly rod from Japanese custom rod builder Yasuyuki Kabuto. The wand in question was a model 7033 – a 7 foot, 3-piece, 3-weight, with a stacked bamboo slide-band reel seat. Six months passed … Continue reading

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Winston 5-Weight Fiberglass Fly Rod

Part Two:  OK…its time to put a fly line or two on this Winston 5-weight fiberglass fly rod. Now the big question , as I explained last time, is whether this rod is actually a 5-weight.  Remember? Unlike the “glass” … Continue reading

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A Winston 5-Weight Fiberglass Fly Rod

Part One: Sometimes a fever comes on slowly, and then keeps on building. Well, that’s exactly how my love of Winston glass rods began. It started slowly way back when with a travel set – a 6-weight and an 8-weight … Continue reading

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