I came across this forum while looking for more information on the Lamiglas S-Glass blanks and rods and have learned a good deal already. I have a yard sale find, apparently a non-factory 7'6" 5wt SFL 905s. The build seems to be very rough around the edges. And it has seen better days, one of the snake guides had started to break free from its wraps probably from rough handling over the years, and the hook keeper near the handle was similarly looking unwell, so I had these redone at a local shop to make the rod usable again. I put on one of my modern reels to cast the rod a bit and was intrigued at the action of fiberglass. I'd like to find a nice matching reel for this rod, I'm thinking a Hardy clone, and looking at the green Heddons and brown Eagle Claws based on the color of the rod and wraps. I'm thinking the Heddon 310 or Eagle Claw EC-11 would be the right size for this rod? I'd like to fish it for the smaller streams of NJ and also take it up to the Catskills. I have a Sage LL Series 7'11" 4-weight with an Abel TR1 for these small streams and I think this rod will go along nicely, in a still more retro style.
I've read that some will buy these rods and tear them down and rebuild them, I wonder what I would expect to pay to have one like this redone? Not going over the top but just having it redone properly.
Thanks for any insight you can provide.