Category Archives: Fiberglass Fly Rods

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: 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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