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Post 04 Jul 2023, 11:59 • #526 
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Joined: 08/19/16
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Location: Brazil
Welcome to the forum!
If you type "maxcatch ultraglass 3wt 7ft" into the search feature at the bottom of the page, you will be able to read plenty of input about that rod.


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Post 04 Jul 2023, 13:52 • #527 
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Joined: 06/25/23
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Location: Milton, Florida
Thank you! Hmmm. I tried that, didn't work...


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Post 18 Aug 2023, 13:52 • #528 
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Joined: 06/26/23
Posts: 24
Location: Essex Junction, Vermont
Hi everyone,

I’ve been fly fishing and tying since I was 13, 44 now. I’ve always gravitated towards the smaller streams, a day rock hopping and catching brook trout is about as good as it gets for me. I’d been using the same 7’ 3wt Redington from the start and never thought about changing it up. Very sentimental rod and there really hasn’t been a good reason to switch things up. There’d been times I wished it was just a bit shorter but other than that it’s been, and still is, an amazing little rod.

A friend of mine steered me towards glass rods at the beginning of last year and I started looking around at them. I decided if I was going to make the switch, I was going small. I was fortunate enough to find a Redington 1wt butterstick and have been fishing it all year. I’ve never had this much fun fishing a rod! One of the things that took me a while to realize was that it had forced me to fish slower because of the action, and that’s really made everything more enjoyable. Not to mention how an 8” fish can double this thing right over!

I do have an assortment of graphite rods and I do enjoy fishing them, especially my contact rod. Another technique I tried out last year and love. There are definitely places where the graphite rods shine. But every time I fish one of my graphite rods now, I just feel like I’m fishing fast. I’m sure that makes sense to all of you here.

I’ve also added to the glass collection with a Butterstick II 8’ 4wt and a couple Moonshine rods: A Revival (original series) 7’ 3wt and a Revival S 6’6” 2wt. I also have a Greywolf Nomad 5112 blank and hardware sitting on my bench to build and looking at grabbing up a couple more of different lengths and weights. I will happily admit I do enjoy collecting them also.

The glass bug has definitely bit me hard. They just seem to slow things down and hit the rewind button a bit and I’ve really enjoyed that about fishing them. And maybe part of it’s me and it’s more about the quality of time on the water than the fish count. Probably both.

Looking forward to learning more from this group!

Jesse


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Post 18 Aug 2023, 20:43 • #529 
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Location: central AR
Welcome Jesse, you are already in deep, it sounds like. You will really enjoy it here.

Tim


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Post 18 Aug 2023, 21:39 • #530 
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Joined: 06/26/23
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Location: Essex Junction, Vermont
Thanks Tim.

Yes I am. Not a bad thing to have an obsession over.


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Post 19 Aug 2023, 17:35 • #531 
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Joined: 02/04/21
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Location: North east kingdom VT
Welcome from the N.E.K of Vermont .
Glad to have another Vermonter here that enjoys fishing glass . Sounds like you got bit by the same bug I did about 4 1/2 years ago.


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Post 20 Aug 2023, 11:42 • #532 
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Joined: 04/15/23
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Hello all together
I am new here as a member, but have long read the posts with pleasure. I'm Swiss living in Switzerland and fishing for trout and grayling in the European Alps mostly above 1800 meters above sea level. I'm 73 and now and then I build a fiberglass or a splitcane fly rod. Pictures will follow soon.

Nik


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Post 20 Aug 2023, 11:46 • #533 
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Joined: 09/18/09
Posts: 5564
Location: Relocated to the Drought Stricken West.
Welcome Nik,

I look forward to pictures of your rods and Alps fishing.


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Post 25 Aug 2023, 08:36 • #534 
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Joined: 06/26/23
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Location: Essex Junction, Vermont
Vtsalmon26 wrote:
Welcome from the N.E.K of Vermont .
Glad to have another Vermonter here that enjoys fishing glass . Sounds like you got bit by the same bug I did about 4 1/2 years ago.


There’s a couple of us down this way. Trying to convince another friend to pick one up and try it out.


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Post 24 Oct 2023, 17:54 • #535 
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Joined: 10/11/23
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Location: Tuolumne County, CA
Hello everyone, and a big general thank you to all who have posted on this forum. I’ve been able to get into fly fishing and vintage glass almost entirely through info posted here. I chase after small introduced and native trout in the Sierra Nevadas & bass in the foothill’s mudpits…. I mean reservoirs. Working on building my quiver of rods & enjoying learning all the history along the way.


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Post 21 Nov 2023, 10:40 • #536 
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Posts: 256
Location: US-TX
Last visit was: 02/09/14 04:23 It is currently 11/21/23 15:36
Hey all, been a long time since I've posted and looked around, but good to see all is still going strong. I fish Salado and Cibolo creek around the San Antonio area.

-Mike


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Post 21 Nov 2023, 15:21 • #537 
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Location: Tucson, AZ
Welcome back, as a newer arrival to the site a few years ago.

Got excited when I heard Salado Creek, as I just returned from Salado, Texas...but, alas, it was another Salado down south by San Antonio. My Salado is up north, not too far, between Georgetown and Temple that has a beleaguered but still pretty creek as well.

Loved that hill country spring creek fishing back in the day, hope it recovers from the drought and pressure from the pumps to keep so many folks in water up and down the I-35 corridor.


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Post 22 Nov 2023, 10:08 • #538 
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Thanks Phil-a-Flex, I've fished that creek under the 35 bridge a few times (it's been a few years though), it's a beautiful little stream up there.


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Post 01 Feb 2024, 18:05 • #539 
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Joined: 01/23/24
Posts: 20
Hi everyone, thanks for accepting me to the forum! I own a 3wt Maxcatch and a 5wt Eagle Claw and as you could guess they are favorites among my small rod collection. Its been a total blast fishing these cheap but super fun sticks and I'm now starting to size up my graphite rod inventory for what glass rods i could cash them in for. I live in Los Angeles and mostly fish the local urban ponds, eastern sierras and a bit of surf fishing as well. I just received my first rod building kit (a 8' 4wt from Proof) and I'm very excited to get to work on it. I figured I better sign up here and sponge up the knowledge and hang around with some like minded glass freaks.

Here's a picture of my eagle claw bent over on a carp
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Post 02 Feb 2024, 20:31 • #540 
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Joined: 02/12/16
Posts: 4101
Location: USA-CO
Welcome, illking!


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