revisit the little gem rod - fiberglass
I built this rod about 5 years ago, it was a little 3 weight 6'6 from lamiglass brown blank. Now, it is discontinued sadly. What a little great rod for small creeks. bluegill or trout. feather light, smooth and a lot of feels...when hook a fish, it fight vividly. I can not image who will use ANY graphite rod if they can get their hands on one of those rods.
The other day, I handed this rod to a friend to test. He never fish fiberglass rod before, and he told me. This is the best trout rod he ever fished. This just give you a example how good the modern fiberglass has become... like my friend Cameron said: walk with Cane, fish with fiberglass... graphite? they can be used for tomato planting... ha... just kidding.
I am a biologist grew up with a fishing rod in my hands. I have been fortunate enough to embrace my love of art and science in my career. Most of my free time were well spent in the nature, either studying bird behavior or chasing variety of fish with fly rods. My favorite art medium is watercolors, I love the natural and spontaneous feel created by watercolor pigments. I am currently a post-doctoral research fellow at Harvard University. Welcome to my website. Mark