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]