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Old 08-18-2019, 01:03 PM
southernman southernman is offline
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Default Quality fibreglass rods.

I am going to order a high end glass rod, from epic rods, as I was given a gift card, a while back, for helping out a block out who was broke down, in southland NZ
most likely 8,6 6 wt or 8 foot four, went looking for info about Epic glass rods, seams quite a few fishman, like to use an old glass rod. At least once in a while.

Got me wondering, how many on here, still fish with a moderate action glass rod, over the high performance carbon fibre rods,
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Old 08-18-2019, 01:24 PM
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I still use a glass 8 weight one for Pike and wallleye in the river up here
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Old 08-18-2019, 07:46 PM
matt1984 matt1984 is offline
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I built the epic 8ft 4wt. Great rod!
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Old 08-19-2019, 09:31 AM
Jason.seaward Jason.seaward is offline
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I have a few older glass rods that I occasionally pull out to fish, like an old Sage, Lamiglass, few Fenwicks.
Typically reserve these for streams/rivers with a more delicate presentation.

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Old 08-19-2019, 01:25 PM
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I have a few old glass rods with a parabolic action that are "sentimental" and use them every once in a while. All my new gear is certainly more responsive and easier to cast - but it just isn't the same.
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Old 08-19-2019, 04:14 PM
ShortsideK ShortsideK is offline
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I have seen an Epic glass rod. It was an 8', 5 wt. Very pretty.
I have a 6' 9" Echo 3 wt. glass rod. Certainly NOT what I would call "moderate action". A real wet noodle, but fun for catching small fish.
I consider my Winston GVX 3 wt. to be a moderate action. Very smooth casting. Just nice.
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Old 08-19-2019, 10:26 PM
DougC DougC is offline
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I love all types and eras of glass. The Epics are nice rods, I have a 686 that I love for fishing Bass and hopper/dropper rigs, also a 476 I still need to build up.
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Old 09-08-2019, 07:40 AM
rycoma rycoma is offline
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My go to rod is a 6'6" prototype peiroway fiberglass composite 2 wt
Most of the new glass rods will impress you if you grew up casting some of those chepo china models. That being said every rod is different I don't care for either redingtons butter stick as it's just that made out of butter . I didn't care much for echos river glass but their bad ass glass rod is awesome. Blue halo and epic are both great manufacturers and enjoyed casting their rods. Cast a few different types see what you like.
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