Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Porter, Jun 7, 2013.
The Butter stick...it's a coming.
Funny ...history...sometimes you go back to get ahead.... See how it does.
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.
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: http://fiberglassflyrodders.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=164424#p164424
Glass rods used to be cheap. Why all of a sudden has the cost of a glass rod gone up.
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.
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.
I see a new generation of fly lines coming that are designed to cast-not launch. Wait--didn't we have those once?
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: http://www.usinflationcalculator.com/
I am a novice to the differences in rod material, Can someone explain the pros can cons of glass rods?
Does cortland still sell its silk line series? think it came out a few years ago but have not noticed it around lately.
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.
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.
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.
If I wanted a glass rod in that price range, there are probably way nicer options out there, even American-made!
Just got a new one for $24 Jim
I think I need one....
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.)
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.