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Re: Current collections
Post 20 Jan 2017, 16:58 • #26 
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Update: I just threw down for an FF806 about 45 seconds after it hit eBay.
I HAVE NO SELF CONTROL.


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Re: Current collections
Post 21 Jan 2017, 08:32 • #27 
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brockton wrote:
Update: I just threw down for an FF806 about 45 seconds after it hit eBay.

HA! I think I know the rod you're talking about it. I saw the ad and was thinking about it--don't need it by any stretch and that long rod tube would really stick out and draw attention to the new purchase--but went back just a bit later and saw that it was gone. Glad it's going to a good home!


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Re: Current collections
Post 21 Jan 2017, 11:53 • #28 
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Got a brand new F2 653 and last summer got a 7' 3wt. Mc Farland that I like.I still have.
6' 2/3 Steffen
7 1/2' 3/4 Steffen
6'6" Leonard 4wt.
6'6" Shakespeare
6'9" 3wt. Echo
6'3" Curt Gowdy parametric
8'4wt. Fisher glass Liederman


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Re: Current collections
Post 21 Jan 2017, 19:11 • #29 
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Location: ON, Canada
WNCtroutstalker wrote:
brockton wrote:
Update: I just threw down for an FF806 about 45 seconds after it hit eBay.

HA! I think I know the rod you're talking about it. I saw the ad and was thinking about it--don't need it by any stretch and that long rod tube would really stick out and draw attention to the new purchase--but went back just a bit later and saw that it was gone. Glad it's going to a good home!


Yeah, smuggling it into the house is gonna be a challenge, but I didn't think of that until after it was too late.


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Re: Current collections
Post 27 Jan 2017, 20:32 • #30 
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Location: Troy Grove, IL.
Oh my word that is outstanding. Just a comment here the Japanese once said they never understood Americans obsession with putting away a collection , instead of putting it out for people to enjoy and admire.....Course if ya have this many rods ya'd need an auditorium to display em all. Quite impressive really and thanks for the pics.....


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Re: Current collections
Post 25 Jun 2017, 04:36 • #31 
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Location: Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
I need to add three to my list:
Fenwick 75
Fenwick 805
Fenwick 806

The Fenwicks are growing on me.


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Re: Current collections
Post 25 Jun 2017, 10:59 • #32 
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Location: Arlington VA
Morten wrote:
I have a self imposed limit of 5 rods...


You're a better man than me Gunga Din.


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Re: Current collections
Post 25 Jun 2017, 11:46 • #33 
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Location: Sweden
Scott F #3
Barclay 64p #4
Orvis HLS #4
T.L Johnson #5
Powell Silvercreek #4/5
Epic #9


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Re: Current collections
Post 26 Jun 2017, 14:23 • #34 
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Location: Shenandoah Valley, Virginia
Airrite Axisco Stream 7' #3
Scott F70 (brown San Francisco) 7' #3
Hardy Perfection 7'6" #4
NCA "The Sons" 7'6" #3/4
Kabuto 7643
Barclay Deluxe 7'8" #4
Shakespeare "Presidential" 7'9" #6
Steffen (Leiderman) 8' #5/6
Kenney 8'1" #3
McFarland 8'8" #4 black S-glass


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Re: Current collections
Post 26 Jun 2017, 15:39 • #35 
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Duff wrote:
Airrite Axisco Stream 7' #3
Scott F70 (brown San Francisco) 7' #3
Hardy Perfection 7'6" #4
NCA "The Sons" 7'6" #3/4
Kabuto 7643
Barclay Deluxe 7'8" #4
Shakespeare "Presidential" 7'9" #6
Steffen (Leiderman) 8' #5/6
Kenney 8'1" #3
McFarland 8'8" #4 black S-glass


wow. I'm impressed!
You've trimmed your collection down nicely, Tom.


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Re: Current collections
Post 26 Jun 2017, 15:55 • #36 
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Location: ON, Canada
Built a few, sold a few, so I'm at:

Fenwick FF705
Fenwick FF807
Lamiglas SFL 96-6/7F
Lamiglas SFL 102-7/8F
Steffen 8'4/5
Steffen 8'6" 7/8
Steffen 8' 8/9
Epic 686
Epic Bandit
Epic DH11
Flywerks RetroGlass 12'7" 8wt

But it's likely to change again by the end of the summer - I've Swift loyalty points (from before the prices went up!) that would bring the Epic prices back down to a manageable point, and they're going to expire in September... seems a shame to waste them... maybe one last splurge...


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Re: Current collections
Post 27 Jun 2017, 18:55 • #37 
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Joined: 02/25/08
Posts: 180
Location: US-NM
New this year:
Red Truck 7.5'. I'm surprised how much I like this rod.... especially the grip!
Phillipson MF70
Heddon Pal Pro Weight 8385 8'. Needs rebuild.
Browning Silaflex Medallion 22975. Beautiful rod!
Good year so far!


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Re: Current collections
Post 27 Jun 2017, 19:40 • #38 
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Location: Panther City, Texas
sold a few, added a couple,
Paddock/Morgan 8' 4wt 2pc
Kenney 8'3 4/5wt 3pc
McFarland 7'2 5wt 3pc
Fine Tackle/Morgan 7'6 5wt 2pc
Kabuto 7'6 5wt 3pc
Kenney 8' 5wt 5pc
Steffen/Leiderman 8' 5/6wt 3pc
Fisher/Graywolf 8' 6/7wt 3pc
McFarland 7'9 7wt 3pc


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Re: Current collections
Post 27 Jun 2017, 21:25 • #39 
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Location: Colorado
GLASS
Orvis Superfine Glass 7'6" 3wt 3pc
Seele Zeitlos 7'9" 4wt 3pc
McFarland (Barclay-built) 8'6" 4wt 3pc
Fenwick FF805 2pc
Fenwick FF84 2pc
Orvis Superfine Glass 8' 5wt 3pc
Epic 580 3pc
GRAPHITE
Orvis Far and Fine 7'9" 5wt 2pc
Powell DF 8'6" 6/7wt 2pc
Winston BIIX 9' 5wt 4pc


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Re: Current collections
Post 27 Jun 2017, 21:29 • #40 
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Posts: 570
Location: Elizabethtown & Germania, PA
I'm an ooh shiny kind of guy so:
Epic 476 3 pc.
Epic 580 3 pc.
Epic 686 3 pc.
Graywolf "The Natural" 663
Barclay 723
Kettle Creek Riffle 682


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Re: Current collections
Post 28 Jun 2017, 06:31 • #41 
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Nice mix of contemporary 'glass, salvelinus, a reminder of the wide selection on the market today. Sorry, don't remember, so I'd like to ask, did you start fresh with 'glass from the selection of new models over the last decade? Must have been some fun picking and trial and error. Or did you transition from various "vintage" models acquired in their time or over time?


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Re: Current collections
Post 28 Jun 2017, 10:10 • #42 
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whrlpool, I had Fenwicks and a couple of cane rods 40 years ago, then fell for the graphite hype and sold them. My first modern glass was a Lamiglas FL843-3. As I got older glass seemed to fit my needs better so I started collecting modern glass rods, and eventually sold my carbon rods.


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Re: Current collections
Post 29 Jun 2017, 09:05 • #43 
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Location: US-MD
Barclay 70p
Scott F754
Epic 686


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Re: Current collections
Post 29 Jun 2017, 09:21 • #44 
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Location: Orygun
Mine has definitely changed a little bit over the last year or two...I don't think I've posted on this thread though, so here goes...

Echo glass Switch 11' 7wt 4pc (primary big water steelhead rod...sweet sweet casting rod that puts a smile on my face when I'm not catching anything)

Epic "El Bandito" 7'9" 10wt 3pc (primary Musky rod, jetty & super small stream steelhead rod...super fun to cast)

Steffen 8'6" 7/8wt 3pc (my primary steelhead rod for the majority of my steelhead fishing plus jetty plus surf perch plus....well, you get the idea)

Fisher 8'6" 6/7wt 2pc (kind of my backup general steelhead rod but my primary surf perch rod, also very versatile but lacking some of the backbone that the Steffen 7/8 has)

Berkley Gowdy 7'6" 6/7 2pc (the latest addition. super fun rod to fish with anything from a standard 6wt up to a 250gr Commando--I've been using a 200gr for most of my fishing...great for trout, smallies, carp, you name it. Fast becoming one of my favorites)

Steffen 8' 5/6wt 3pc (you'll have to pry this rod from my cold dead hands)

Lamiglas Honey 7'6" 4wt 2pc (great small stream do anything rod. it'll fish anything from standard 4wt up to a 175gr Commando for single-spey casting)

Currently being built: Seele 12wt Salz Pro 8'2" 12wt 2pc (I can't wait for this for tuna and as a backup--or primary--Musky rod)

I really like where I'm at right now with a wide range being covered by some super sweet casting rods...we'll see how much this'll change in the next year...ha!

Cheers


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Re: Current collections
Post 05 Jul 2017, 11:58 • #45 
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Joined: 01/06/17
Posts: 7
Location: US-KS
Bought my first glass rod in November and haven't loooked back.

Barclay built Yomogi 663
Barclay 723
Deepbend Green HTS 773 4pc
Deepbend McFarland 884 black glass
Steffen 8'6" 6/7 2pc
Seele Rapid 8'8" 10+

Being built
Epic 476
Hallowell 8'1" 5 wt
LC Flats glass 8'4" 8/9
Deep six seven 8'7" 6/7 black glass


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Re: Current collections
Post 14 Aug 2017, 09:33 • #46 
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Next up.............Waiting for photos.


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Re: Current collections
Post 14 Aug 2017, 17:46 • #47 
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"OK" "OK" I'm a closet Fiberglass Junkie. :) I admit it. Anyway, we all collect other items besides bamboo rods and classic reels. I simply thought I would share my passion for glass rods here as well. Some of them might even fall into the "Classic" definition. Just another sickness to indulge in. The list below corresponds with the photos below, left to right. Enjoy!
Mark

Note; These rods are all completely original including bags and tubes. All have been made by the designated maker. No repairs have been made on any of these.

Note; Photos available directly to your email address if needed. Or, click on photo image below.

Russ Peak "Zenith" 7'9" 5wt.
Russ Peak "Zenith" 7'6" 4/5wt. mint
Vince Cummings FL280 8' 5/6wt. mint
Vince Cummings FL175 7'6" 5/6wt.
Vince Cummings FL275 7'6" 4/5wt.
Ferdinand Claudio 756A 7'6" 5/6wt.
H.L. Leonard LEF70 7' 5wt.
Sila Flex Perfection 7'6" 4pc. 5wt. mint
Walt Carpenter 7'3" 3pc. 3/4wt.
Mario Wojnicki 82L5 8'2" 5wt.
Mario Wojnicki 73L4 7'3" 4wt. mint
Kabuto 7'6" 4wt. mint
Tom Morgan 7'6" 4wt.
Sage SFL679 7'9" 6wt. mint
Winston 8' 6wt.
Thomas & Thomas 7'6" 4wt
Orvis "Golden Eagle" 8' 7wt. mint
Orvis "Golden Eagle" 7'6" 6wt. mint
Orvis "Golden Eagle" 7' 5wt. mint
Orvis "Golden Eagle" "Flea" 6'6" 4wt.
Orvis "Full Flex" 7'6" 5/6wt. mint
Larry Kenney 8'3" 4/5wt.
Larry Kenney 7'9" 4wt.
Larry Kenney 7'3" 3wt.
Chris Barclay 7'10" 5wt.
Chris Barclay 7'8" 4wt.
Chris Barclay 7'2" 3wt.
Steffen Bros. 8' 3/4wt.
Steffen Bros. 7'6" 4/5wt. mint
Fenwick FF858-5 8'6" 5pc. 6wt. mint
Fenwick FF705 7' 5wt.
Scott F-2 7'7" 4wt. mint
Scott F-2 7' 3wt. mint
Cortland "Pro-Crest" 7' 6" 6/7wt. mint
Cortland "Pro-Crest" 7'6" 5wt.
Sears & Roebuck "Ted Williams" 7'6" 5wt.
Wright & McGill "Panfish" 7' 4/5wt.

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Re: Current collections
Post 14 Aug 2017, 18:05 • #48 
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Location: Montana
Impressive collections for sure! However, are you guys worried that such threads might not be good for thieves breaking into your house?


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Re: Current collections
Post 14 Aug 2017, 18:07 • #49 
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Location: Bozeman, MT
ffftroutbum wrote:
Impressive collections for sure! However, are you guys worried that such threads might not be good for thieves breaking into your house?


No, I'm locked and loaded. :)


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Re: Current collections
Post 14 Aug 2017, 18:08 • #50 
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Posts: 3956
Location: USA-CO
Good Lord, Hellmtflies! That collection must be something to behold, and a wonder to fish. Just great.


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