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Fiberglass fly blanks
Posted by: Steve Dyczkiewycz (---.187.21.98.dynamic.ip.windstream.net)
Date: November 23, 2010 09:16PM


A customer expressed interest in an 8' 3 piece 4 weight fiberglass rod. Lamiglas offers an 8' 2 piece 5 weight, but that's all I could find. I'd sure appreciate any help you could lend.

Thanks in advance,

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Re: Fiberglass fly blanks
Posted by: gary Marquardt (141.211.233.---)
Date: November 24, 2010 06:39AM

Try Kettle Creek rods.
Phil does glass and his stuff is great. I've built several rods on his blanks and my customers love them.
I think this is his current info. he does not have a web site or E mail so phone is the best way and it may take several tries before you get in touch with him.

Phil Balachino

Kettle Creek Tackle Shop

17 Kettle Creek Tackle Ln

Renovo, PA 17764

Phone (570) 923-1416

Fax (570) 923-1420

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Re: Fiberglass fly blanks
Posted by: Walt Natzke (170.146.227.---)
Date: November 24, 2010 12:21PM

Mark Steffen at Steffen Brothers has what you need:

Steffen Brothers Fly Rods
11475 Homestead Rd.
Flagstaff, AZ, 86004

Walt Natzke
Ripon, CA

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Re: Fiberglass fly blanks
Posted by: Herb Ladenheim (---.mia.bellsouth.net)
Date: November 24, 2010 06:44PM

Second for Steffen Bros. Was considering a 8'6" #10 byt too heavy.

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Re: Fiberglass fly blanks
Posted by: eric zamora (---.dsl.frs2ca.pacbell.net)
Date: November 24, 2010 11:24PM

Mark Steffen's fiberglass blanks are tops from what i read. the kettles are a nice option i hear too but not as much of a following as yet. also included in this group would be lamiglas, mcfarland, south fork, TL Johnson's and L. Kenney, all offering fiberglass fly rods, perhaps most also can deliver a blank-only option. there's a burgeoning community of people who are using fiberglass fly rods, not just the older stuff but modern ideas, and the support community is growing.

fresno, ca.

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Re: Fiberglass fly blanks
Posted by: Rob Matarazzo (---.dyn.optonline.net)
Date: November 25, 2010 11:18AM

I think the problem you're faced with is that you have someone that was raised on graphite and is looking for a glass rod of similar dimensions and line weight. During the glory days of glass, 8' 4-weight rods were not very common, if they existed at all. I'm sure you will find some per the suggestions above, but recognize that they are not going to be common in that configuration. The progression to longer rod lengths and lighter line weights came with the graphite age.

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