Just joined this group..
When I was a fishing magazine editor in the early 70s, Fenwick sent me 4 rods, made from a new space age material called “carbon graphite fiber”, for evaluation. (Not fly rods). I broke 3 of them, 2 on fish. I sent the pieces back, telling them to “forget it & stick with fiberglass”.
Of course they ignored me,
and graphite rod technology has dominated the fishing industry.
They work well, but there’s something missing.. maybe feel, timing, finesse. The enjoyment of feeling a rod loading and having time to control the presentation.
Anyway, I’ve done some research and ordered a glass blank from NFC, & look forward to getting back to some of that old feel of a glass fly rod.
Sorry for the long dissertation here. Glad to find this group.
You’re never to old to learn.