It is currently 02 Mar 2024, 01:18

Forum Guide


These discussions MUST stay on the original topic.
Please be courteous and considerate.

Only Commercial Forum members and Staff may initiate discussions here - everyone may reply


New Topic Add Reply
Author Message
Post 29 Mar 2015, 14:14 • #1 
Glass Fanatic
Joined: 11/25/09
Posts: 2319
I am pleased to announce that we will be offering blanks of our Western Glass series of S2 unsanded glass in a white/clear color. Models available are 8'6" 3wt, 4wt, 5wt, and 6wt in 3pc. Our 8'9" 7wt is in 4pc.
3pc models: $250
4pc models: $275

We are expecting our inventory of white/clear in late April, please PM me with any questions and to reserve one. We have quite a few spoken for already.

Thanks!

Dusty

Image


Top
  
Quote
Post 29 Mar 2015, 14:19 • #2 
Guide
Joined: 01/22/10
Posts: 112
Location: Montana
Nice!

Tom


Top
  
Quote
Post 29 Mar 2015, 14:20 • #3 
Master Guide
Joined: 02/01/12
Posts: 898
Location: Upstate NY
They sound pretty interesting, looking forward to trying one or two of them when you are in my area.


Top
  
Quote
Post 30 Mar 2015, 09:36 • #4 
Master Guide
Joined: 09/02/12
Posts: 829
Location: Upstate NY
Dusty good luck!!

If you do make it to upstate ny this summer love to get my hands on one

Jay


Top
  
Quote
Post 30 Mar 2015, 10:18 • #5 
Glass Fanatic
Joined: 09/22/09
Posts: 1494
Location: Sweden
Very interesting! I wish you good reviews. Beautiful build!


Top
  
Quote
Post 01 Apr 2015, 09:45 • #6 
Guide
Joined: 06/18/12
Posts: 153
Location: US-IN
Dustdog-
I'm going to be out that direction in July . Is there a flyshop in SW Mt where I could test drive one of your glass sticks ?
Porespeler


Top
  
Quote
Post 01 Apr 2015, 22:49 • #7 
Glass Fanatic
Joined: 11/25/09
Posts: 2319
Thanks so far for the interest and inquiries. There's a very good chance I will be upstate NY around Memorial Day and will have Western Glass with me.
There will be a full line of demos available at the Bozeman Reel office eventually, but we are currently busy filling orders. If you are in the Bozeman area i am more than happy to meet anyone out for casting/testing.

Dusty


Top
  
Quote
Post 02 Apr 2015, 09:27 • #8 
Master Guide
Joined: 09/26/10
Posts: 545
Location: Montana
Dusty, looking forward to see some your new rods this summer! Will you be at the Bozeman bamboo gathering again this year?


Top
  
Quote
Post 02 Apr 2015, 16:41 • #9 
Glass Fanatic
Joined: 11/25/09
Posts: 2319
I plan on being at the Bamboo gathering. Had a lot of fun there last year.


Top
  
Quote
Post 03 Apr 2015, 14:23 • #10 
Master Guide
Joined: 06/11/05
Posts: 550
Location: Boulder,MT
ffftroutbum wrote:
Dusty, looking forward to see some your new rods this summer! Will you be at the Bozeman bamboo gathering again this year?


When is the gathering?


Top
  
Quote
Post 03 Apr 2015, 14:40 • #11 
Glass Fanatic
Joined: 09/29/06
Posts: 4413
Location: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Mike, from the bamboo forum: http://classicflyrodforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=114&t=84504&sid=a08887c3241e6bbccd6bdf3ae73c8b1a

Long haul for me. Wish I could make it. But, I have mostly glass rods anyway.


Top
  
Quote
Post 04 Apr 2015, 07:58 • #12 
Master Guide
Joined: 06/11/05
Posts: 550
Location: Boulder,MT
Rockthief wrote:
Mike, from the bamboo forum: http://classicflyrodforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=114&t=84504&sid=a08887c3241e6bbccd6bdf3ae73c8b1a

Long haul for me. Wish I could make it. But, I have mostly glass rods anyway.


Thanks


Top
  
Quote
Post 04 Apr 2015, 09:49 • #13 
Master Guide
Joined: 09/26/10
Posts: 545
Location: Montana
Not to get off topic too much here. But there was plenty of glass at the Bozeman gathering last year. Dusty brought some of his rods, and I am looking forward to seeing his new offerings. They sound interesting. I brought an Ijuin that was a big hit along with what Duff described as the most pristine Peak he had ever seen. One of my friends also brought some Winston Glass and Stalkers. Fun was had by all!

Dusty, what's the bend like in your 8 and a half footers?


Top
  
Quote
Post 04 Apr 2015, 16:55 • #14 
Glass Fanatic
Joined: 11/25/09
Posts: 2319
I would describe the bend as mid flex. Recovery is medium fast. The 6 and 7wts are quicker, the 3 and 4wts are more delicate, and the 5wt is in between those.

Dusty


Top
  
Quote
Post 06 Apr 2015, 15:48 • #15 
Glass Fanatic
Joined: 10/30/09
Posts: 2526
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
SWEET!!!


Top
  
Quote
Post 08 Apr 2015, 09:21 • #16 
Glass Fanatic
Joined: 10/18/12
Posts: 1712
Location: Bozeman, MT
Yesterday I had great fortune to sample several of the new "Western Series" of rods from the Bozeman Rod Co. Dusty Smith was more than generous enough to stop by the house and spend some time setting up and allowing me to cast each of the new line of rods. First I have to say that if I had not been told they were fiberglass I would have guest that they were of another material. The tapers on these rods were far and away some of the more crisp casting glass that I have ever had in hand. The ones I cast were all 8'6" rods from 7wt to 3wt. The 7 & 6wt. rods were absolutely rockets. Classic big trout/stealhead rods. Great additions for the float fisher. And, dare I say, wonderful potential to be excellent saltwater rods. The 7wt. in particular. Power houses. I was able to cast them with tight loops that created speed that I am not capable of. Excellent big rod tapers. Then there were the 5 & 4wt rods. The 5wt. is a classic western dry fly rod. The 4wt. more of a spring creek tool. The color options here were very desirable. But the rod that won my heart was the 8'6" 3wt. Yes, that's right, an 8'6" 3wt. One would think that this bugger would be a real noodle. A soft rod as soft as the preverbal willow stick. Not so. This taper was one of the best long rod 3wt. tapers I have cast in a very long time. An excellent spring creek rod. An awesome tool for the likes of rivers such as the Firehole. If I had to compare this taper to any other rod it would remind me of that excellent taper of the original Sage LL 8'9" 3wt. that is so coveted by so many anglers. This "Western Series" 3wt. from the Bozeman Rod Co. is spot on! Excellent! I encourage all of you folks to try this rod when you can. It's a keeper!
I want to once again thank Dusty for the time spent and I wish him and the Bozeman Rod Co. the best of luck with this new endeavor. I am certain that this company will do just fine with this "Western Series". Note too that I have no financial association with this company.
Mark


Top
  
Quote
Post 08 Apr 2015, 12:06 • #17 
Glass Fanatic
Joined: 09/29/06
Posts: 4413
Location: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Don't see these blanks on the website which might need a name change I am thinking. The 8'6" 3 wt is intriguing.

Paul


Top
  
Quote
Post 08 Apr 2015, 12:49 • #18 
Glass Fanatic
Joined: 11/25/09
Posts: 2319
Paul,
We will be adding the offerings to the website sometime in the near future, in the meantime anyone who is interested feel free to pm/email me. The 3wt is a very cool rod and my favorite is the 5wt.

Dusty


Top
  
Quote
Post 09 Apr 2015, 06:06 • #19 
Master Guide
Joined: 12/31/13
Posts: 519
Location: US-Mount Pleasant, SC
Dusty, count me among the salivating throngs. I'll be looking for one of those blanks when they're available.

Marty


Top
  
Quote
Post 09 Apr 2015, 11:32 • #20 
Master Guide
Joined: 12/27/11
Posts: 435
Location: US-MA
The longer length glass blanks might prove to be popular, an 8'9" 7wt would be a great blank for fall run Browns. It's hard to tell from the pics...any chance they have spigot ferrules? Are they made in the U.S.A. like the Paradise glass rods?

Charlie


Top
  
Quote
Post 13 Apr 2015, 17:20 • #21 
Glass Fanatic
Joined: 11/25/09
Posts: 2319
Did another casting session at Depuy's Spring Creek and the 3wt along with the 6wt were highlights. Thanks for all the interest and emails so far.


Top
  
Quote
Post 14 Jun 2015, 14:41 • #22 
Master Guide
Joined: 02/01/12
Posts: 898
Location: Upstate NY
I met up with Dusty a few days ago when he was in my area visiting family and fishing. I got to test drive his 8-6 4wt Western Glass. Besides the fact that Dusty puts great workmanship into his builds, the rod was very pleasant to cast, felt like a true 4wt, accurate and a pleasure to cast. It didn't take much to find the sweet spot. While the in close casting was great, this blank will reach out with ease and stay accurate, without feeling like you are over working the rod. I only wish he had a 8-6 5wt with him, since that is my personal favorite configuration.

If your looking for a longer 4wt that is a "Dry Fly" rod, (pmd's, olives, caddis, the small stuff) this blank or rod gets my nod.


Top
  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  

New Topic Add Reply



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Jump to:  
Google
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group