I stumbled on my very first fly rod the other day, and decided to take it out to do some lawn casting. It's a Sage 686 glass that I made myself when I was in grade school. I figured out pretty quick that my casting needed a little smoothening! But that old Sage will indeed throw a nice loop if I do my part. I decided glass was good for my casting. Maybe I'll even take it out to the local bass pond, and see if I can get it slimey again since it's probably been 30 years since I last caught a fish with it!
Then I started doing a little web searching about glass rods. Found this place. Started reading. And decided I wanted to build another glass rod! So I am now waiting in line for a Steffen 7'3" #3/4. Woohoo! Mark said it would be awhile before it would be ready. So I'm gonna go build a cheapie rod in the meantime to get my rod building skills up before I get the Steffen.
Anyway, thanks for all the info. This is a nice site.