Category Archives: Fiberglass Fly Rods

A Winston Retro Rod: Part Two

A Winston Retro Rod: Part Two Ready to fling some fly line? Let’s cast the 8’, 3-piece, 4wt Retro rod. The line aboard will be a Cortland 444, DTF 4 with a 10-foot leader. Unfortunately, I do not have a … Continue reading

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A Winston Retro Rod: Part One

A Winston Retro Rod: Part One Lets look at  another Winston fiberglass fly rod. This time around its a 8′, 3 piece, 4wt Winston Retro Rod. The rod, seen below, was given to me by Winston around twenty years ago. … Continue reading

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A Winston Fiberglass 10wt Fly Rod

A Winston Fiberglass 10wt Fly Rod In my years on the water, fly rods have changed quite bit, in terms of construction, design, hardware, price, and above all performance. And nowhere are those changes more evident than in the salt. … Continue reading

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A Diamondglass 8-foot, 4-weight fly rod: Part Two

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

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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