Like bamboo, there is another fly rod that is just a pleasure to fish with. When I was a little kid trailing behind my Dad and Grandfather through the mountains of Pennsylvania to those hidden little streams, they were carrying beautiful fiberglass fly rods. When my Dad, or “Pappy” as he was known, would hook set a brookie, and hand me the rod, I remember how the glass rod would seem to bend all the way to the reel, and how I could feel the fight of the fish all the way to the cork handle. When I would watch them cast it was a beautiful sight to see the slow sweeping motion of the rod and line being presented to the fish.
ROD BUILDER BLANKS
I am offering high quality glass blanks for the rod builder. In the right hands these can be turned into something truly special. It’s been a long process finding these high quality glass blanks, but they will compare to anything on the market today, for a fraction of the cost. Pair this rod up with one of my reels and it’s just a beautiful package.
The Native $65.00
A 4 piece 6foot 6 2/3 wt. spigot ferrule classic:
The best seller and just a great pack rod for hiking into smaller streams. It’s Just a great little glass rod, for smaller rivers and streams. Breaks down to a mere 21inches, weighs 1.1 oz, and is a beautiful honey color.
The Big Pine $60.00
A 7 foot 3 inch 4 wt 2piece tip over butt ferrule:
A pleasure to cast, I use this on a little bigger waters but still can be used because of its length on smaller mountain streams. This rod I use in the Pine Creek in the Pa Grand Canyon, my go to rod. A beautiful mahogany colored blank, which shoots a line great.
The Spring Creek Series $65.00
A 3 piece spigot ferrule classic : 2 Models
7 foot 3 inch 4wt
7 foot 6inch 5wt
A great 3 piece glass fly blank in a yellow honey color. This is a nice slow casting rod for a little bigger water. I use this rod on the spring creeks here in Pa when I am traveling. I have caught a lot of nice browns in State College, Lamar, and other spring creeks in this great state on this fly rod. Those of you looking for a high quality 3 piece glass rod, THIS IS IT!
I finish them the same way I do my bamboos with agate stripping guides, silk thread and several coats of spar varnish for a genuine classic style. The reel seats are up locking with engraved rings, other options are available upon request.
THE NATIVE $250
THE BIG PINE $225
EACH ROD WILL COME WITH ONE OF MY CUSTOM BAMBOO TUBES WITH YOUR NAME IF YOU PREFER. CONTACT ME ABOUT A PACKAGE PRICE WITH A GREAT CLASSIC REEL TO MATCH.
THE SPRING CREEK $ 250
Pine Creek 7 foot 6 (olive) $60.00
A new glass blank I am offering with my others. This is just a great blank in a beautiful olive color, with a buttery smooth casting action. This has been well received by rod builders. It’s what I call my Pine Creek Series blank, and the description is in the other blank listed (brown). It’s similar in taper but you can throw a 6wt with this one, or a 5 depending on wind conditions or your liking. These are all high quality glass blanks at a fraction of the cost.
Native Brook 6 foot 6 3 piece (tip over butt)olive $60.00
A new model I am offering in a beautiful olive color. A magnificent little glass rod that is just a pleasure to cast. It compares to my native 4 piece spigot ferrule that I also have in my line of blanks. A great small stream fiberglass fly rod. I have made rods from these blanks for the small cutthroat streams of the west, and to the great native brook streams in the mountains of Pa and West Virginia. Just a great little rod and is just a little faster than the 4 piece spigot, however not stiff, still a full flex blank.