Some months back in response to a broadcast I made for 5 or 6pc blanks to build on, retiredfisher1 suggested I snag an old Lamiglas Spin/Fly rod for cheap on the auction site. It was a Lamiglas Galaxy 5pc rod that was in darn nice shape. I won the highest bid, received it in the mail, and soon after boiled off some pretty damaged cork. The blue and silver mylar wraps were still in excellent condition and I briefly considered keeping the scheme:
Nah. I stripped it, cleaned it, and gave it a coat of varnish:
Later, I cut off the old aluminum reel seat, built a stent and epoxied on a new seat and grip, re-spined it, spaced and taped on new guides...and promptly forgot about the dang thing for more than 6 months.
I finally got back to the build this week, and after some careful inspection and testing I wrapped the guides and finished the build with candy-apple red thread thusly:
It casts a 6 or 7wt line delightfully (I like it best with a WF7), and will make a very nice backpacking/kayaking rod for my trips to Maine.
So there you have it. A 1970s Lamiglas Galaxy spin/fly rod rebuilt for many more years of joyful use.
I now refer to it as a Lamiglas Galaxy 7'6" 6/7wt 5pc fly rod.
Thanks for lookin'.