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Post 03 Mar 2014, 22:36 • #1 
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As stated in the thread topic, what fly shops do forum members know that stock new glass? Do they have Echo, Redington Butterstick, Orvis Superfine Glass, Hardy, Scott, T&T, Eagle Claw, Cabela's, small builder, other? For shops that stock glass, let's give them some love (or business, which will make them happier). With all the new glass hitting the market, buying an in stock rod (or ordering one) from a fly shop should be more accessible than the past. Remember, this is the EASY option in the Glass Fanatic's Buying Guide. Take advantage of EASY when you can!

Please list shops that you personally know that carry glass - shop name, location, and brand(s) in stock. Additional information is helpful, such as whether or not they allow test casting and who is the shop guy most likely to have knowledge. Website links are good if you have them. If they also carry a small rack of consignment/used rods in the back corner, please mention that too.

I'll get it rolling. These three shops probably don't carry the whole model line, but should have enough to whet your appetite.

Great Outdoor Provision Company, Chapel Hill, NC, they carry the Butterstick and do allow test casting. Ask for Jim Coveney.

K&K Fly Fishers, Overland Park, KS, they carry Echo, they allow test casting, and they do mail order. Ask for Kevin, but the whole staff is good. Excellent selection of tying materials too.

Rainbow Fly Shop, Independence, MO, they also carry Echo and will mail order. Good selection of tying materials.

Tom

[Note added 3/4 - I pinned this thread to the top of this section. Lots of good posts already - please keep it rolling! Tom]


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Post 03 Mar 2014, 22:57 • #2 
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The Dakota Anglers shop in Rapid City, South Dakota carries some Redington Buttersticks and some Scott rods also.


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Post 04 Mar 2014, 07:57 • #3 
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Location: US-TN
Orvis - Sevierville, TN
Superfine glass rods.
You can take them outside, (with sales staff), and cast any model rod on the grass.

Smoky Mtn Angler fly shop - Gatlinburg, TN
Redington Butterstick, Echo glass

Little River Outfitters - Townsend, TN
Orvis Superfine glass

I work PT at Orvis and would love to have you come by, talk fly fishing, and cast the new Superfine Glass rods. My favorite is the 7'6" 4wt!

I am friends with the guys at Smoky Mtn Angler and Little River Outfitters. All good people and they will let you cast rods also.
Come enjoy the Great Smoky Mtns , visit us at the shops, and fish the local streams.


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Post 04 Mar 2014, 08:14 • #4 
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MadRiverOutfitters in Columbus, OH
Scott F2
Orvis Superfine glass
Redington Butterstick
Any rod they carry you can cast out back and they have one of the largest online flyshops in the country. Knowledgeable and helpful staff - every one of them.


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Post 04 Mar 2014, 08:33 • #5 
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Location: US-TN
South River Fly Shop -Waynesboro, VA
They carry the entire Echo glass line, and will let you cast any and all models. They also carry Thomas and Thomas and just started carrying Redington.

Kevin and Tommy both are great guys and very knowledgeable about fiberglass and fly fishing in general.


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Post 04 Mar 2014, 08:36 • #6 
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Location: S.E. MN
The Driftless Angler - Viroqua WI https://www.driftlessangler.com/
Scott and Echo glass. Can test cast out back. This is the first place I'd ever seen and casted a Kabuto from Mat's (the shop owner) collection.


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Post 04 Mar 2014, 09:16 • #7 
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Location: US-MI
Great Lakes Fly Fishing Co
Rockford, Mi

Stock butter sticks, echo glass rods and preowned glass as well.


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Post 04 Mar 2014, 09:52 • #8 
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Location: Seattle, WA
The Avid Angler in Lake Forrest Park, WA has had Scott glass rods in the past. I've recently seen Redington Buttersticks at Patrick's Fly Shop and the Outdoor Emporium which are both in Seattle.


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Post 04 Mar 2014, 12:00 • #9 
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The Orvis Store in Roseville CA has (or had) the Superfine glass rods in stock. They were great about letting me casting the one rod they had at the time. The 7'6" 4 wt.

Ed


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Post 04 Mar 2014, 12:21 • #10 
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Location: Mid Hudson Valley of New York
Thruway Sporting Goods in Walden NY carries the Echo and Scott glass. Rods are available for test casting. They also have a very well stocked fly tying section.


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Post 04 Mar 2014, 13:12 • #11 
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Location: US-GA
The Fish Hawk -- Atlanta, Ga
http://thefishhawk.com/

>Scott f2-series
>Redington Butterstick
>Hardy

Great shop. Gary and Bob are awesome. Totally cool with demo casting.


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Post 04 Mar 2014, 13:43 • #12 
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Location: Belmont Bay, Virginia
Mossy Creek Fly Fishing in Harrisonburg, Va., carries Scott F2, Orvis Superfine Glass and the Redington Buttersticks, although the web site doesn't include the latter 2 yet. I picked up the Orvis 7-6 4wt there and it is smooth as silk. http://mossycreekflyfishing.com/


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Post 04 Mar 2014, 23:00 • #13 
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The Bears Den in Taunton MA

It has an indoor casting facility in the back of the shop to test its extensive line up of rods.

I was there this evening and they had all the new Orvis Superfine glass, The New Redington Butter Sticks, the new Echo glass, and the Scott glass rods.


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Post 05 Mar 2014, 17:13 • #14 
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Location: 24120 Arnold Dr. Sonoma, CA 95476
If you're asking ...

Leland Fly Fishing Outfitters
Sonoma, CA
www.lelandfly.com

We stock:
Scott F2 Series (We keep the 663 on hand, any other length/weight is a 3-5 day special order)
Red Truck Glass 7' 6" 4wt 3pc
Leland Sierra Nevada 7' 6" 4wt 6pc
For comparison we always have a Butterstick on hand (not for sale)
Check weekly for a 7-day, no-reserve auction on anything traded in. http://stores.ebay.com/Leland-Fly-Fishing-Outfitters

Anyone is welcome to cast the rods with varying lines and take a Red Truck or Leland for a "test drive" for a few days.


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Post 05 Mar 2014, 18:45 • #15 
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Location: STL, Mo
THargrove Fly Fishing in STL has Buttersticks that you can cast. Tom's a great guy too. Very friendly and knowledgeable.


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Post 18 Mar 2014, 14:29 • #16 
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Location: Cal-Ore-Vada
The Reno Fly shop is going to open back up in mid/late April under new management and will be carrying Reddington Buttersticks. They will also very likely have a small run of a few locally wrapped glass rods and maybe even some cane. The shop is opening up in a new location with a park around a 100 yards away with the Truckee river flowing through it, filled with finicky fish as long as your leg.


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Post 25 Mar 2014, 20:38 • #17 
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Location: Chicago Western Suburbs
Chicago Fly fishing Outfitters in Chicago, IL carries the Redington Butter Stick and Hardy Glass rods.


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Post 25 Mar 2014, 20:46 • #18 
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Location: Winston-Salem, NC
The Driftless Angler in Viroqua, WI carries a few different flavors of glass. The owners fish glass often too.


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Post 01 Apr 2014, 21:51 • #19 
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Location: Livingston, MT
Sweetwater Fly Shop in Livingston carries the Redington Butterstick
Montana Troutiftters in Bozeman carries the Echo Glass
Fins and Feathers in Bozeman carries the Orvis Superfine Glass


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Post 02 Apr 2014, 17:43 • #20 
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Location: US-MI
Schultz Outfitters in Ypsilanti, MI carries the Orvis Superfine. Shop is on the banks of the Huron River.


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Post 12 Apr 2014, 12:34 • #21 
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Location: Austin, TX
Sportsman's Finest (www.sportsmansfinest.com) in Austin TX carries the Scott F2 series and might be adding the Reddington Buttersticks in the near future


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Post 07 May 2014, 10:34 • #22 
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Location: Thunder Bay River Watershed
In Travers City, MI:

The Northern Angler: Redington and Echo

Orvis Streamside: Orvis (duh ... )

Both shops are happy to let you cast the rods.

Nick


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Post 07 May 2014, 11:46 • #23 
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Location: Driftless Area & Great Lakes Tribs
In the Twin Cities area (Minneapolis & St Paul)

Bob Mitchell's Fly Shop - Redington Butterstick
The Fly Angler - Redington Butterstick, but they also carry the Echo line and have special ordered an Echo Glass for me to try though they don't stock the glass rods
Cabela's - Their own CGT line


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Post 07 May 2014, 14:26 • #24 
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Location: Upstate NY
Goldstocks Sporting Goods I Scotia Ny carry the echo and Butter Stick.

They also have a large fly tying section.


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Post 07 May 2014, 20:28 • #25 
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Taos fly shop in Taos NM. Echo


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