Redington getting in the glass game

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Porter, Jun 7, 2013.

  1. Porter

    Porter Active Member

    The Butter's a coming.
  2. Porter

    Porter Active Member

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  3. Porter

    Porter Active Member

    Funny ...history...sometimes you go back to get ahead...:). See how it does.
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  4. David Loy

    David Loy Senior Moment

    Good news I think. And probably not too surprising given the resurging interest in lightweight rods with soul. Digging up more rare earth elements to blend must cut into the profit margin eventually.
  5. Lugan

    Lugan Joe Streamer

    Wow, so Sage is going back to its very early roots and building a glass rod (most of you know this, but Redington and Sage are owned by the same holding company called Farbank). Good to see. I love glass rods, and have around a dozen. All my rods that are 8'0" or shorter are glass. Good to have more such choices.

    And stay tuned for Orvis coming out with a new glass rod very soon as well. People have already fished early versions. Here's a photo:
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  6. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

    Glass rods used to be cheap. Why all of a sudden has the cost of a glass rod gone up.
  7. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

    Another retired type had the same thought. My guess is everything's about 10x more expensive than the early 70's so factoring this rod back it would have cost $24.95. But... we only had fiberglass, steel and bamboo then. In the late 50's I had a steel convertible rod that took either a fly or spinning reel.
  8. Mark Mercer

    Mark Mercer Member

    This is great to see, with the popularity of the CT, it's the next logical step and Orvis too... it's good to see everyone
    getting back to fishing rods instead of distance rods. I'm anxious to see how they cast...... any word on when? I could use another glass rod.
  9. IveofIone

    IveofIone Active Member

    I see a new generation of fly lines coming that are designed to cast-not launch. Wait--didn't we have those once?

  10. Lugan

    Lugan Joe Streamer

    Jim and Zen - Adjusted for inflation, $249 now would have been $106 and change in 1983. So that would have been a very expensive rod in 1983.

    Just for fun, a Sage One at current price of $780 would have been about $334 in 1983. I fished back then, and I don't recall any graphite or glass sticks costing anywhere near that.

    Inflation calculator:
  11. gabe0430

    gabe0430 Banned or Parked

    I am a novice to the differences in rod material, Can someone explain the pros can cons of glass rods?
  12. Porter

    Porter Active Member

    Does cortland still sell its silk line series? think it came out a few years ago but have not noticed it around lately.
  13. Porter

    Porter Active Member

    I did not know sage was going back to glass too. I wonder what its price point will be? I'm betting a tadful and a half more than the 250.00 for the redington. It will be interesting, and I plan on casting some of these when they are available. Wright and McGill Sweetheart or one of these? Hmm. :D
  14. Lex Story

    Lex Story Angler, Gastronomist, Artist, Jarhead, Geek

    Glass action is soft and slow in comparison to graphite. I became a glass junky after fishing with a Kabuto rod which was quickly followed by me ordering one for myself and building one from a Swift Epic blank.
  15. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

    Lets see an Eagle Claw 8'6wt rods cost about $19.99 or cheaper. Bought in the 60's. I know I had one back then. Probably down in the bottom of a land fill by now.
  16. Kyle Smith

    Kyle Smith Active Member

    If I wanted a glass rod in that price range, there are probably way nicer options out there, even American-made!
  17. Daryle Holmstrom

    Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

    Just got a new one for $24 Jim
  18. troutpounder

    troutpounder Active Member

    I think I need one....
  19. Kent Lufkin

    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

    Speaking of Redington, I just spent 2 days on a private lowland lake fishing my new-last-fall Redington CT 8-foot 6-piece 3wt, landing 30-some coastal cutts to 18" and one 15" brookie. If the new glass models are even half as nice at the moderate-action CT, this is a HUGE step in the right direction (away from today's uber-fast graphites.)

  20. Salmo_g

    Salmo_g Active Member

    My first fly rod, an Eagle Claw Wright & McGill fiberglass 8 1/2' 7 wt. cost $9 out of a barrel at a local mom & pop gas station/grocery store. Maybe I should hang on to all my old glass rods as they become popular again.