WM. A. HARMS CUSTOM GLASS RODS
I am proud to offer a new series of fiberglass fly rods for the fisherman who loves the action of bamboo. These Glass rods are light, but cast with the smooth feel of a great cane rod. They flex deeply and have very fine tips-no pushing and pumping as with graphite. You'll feel the rod load even at short distances and they shoot a ton of line when you want to reach out. Great for small and medium sized streams where back casts may be restricted.
The blanks were designed and rolled for me by Mike McFarland right here in PA. Mike's reputation in custom glass rods is second to none, and his willingness to design special projects is unique. I receive the blanks ferrules, but rough and without a finish. Using my own dye and varnish system, I create a translucent effect that hightlights the glass weave. The rods are set off with an agate stripping guide, black snake guides and translucent silks wraps and tipping.
The rods are dyed a rich butterscotch color. The final coat of this finish is tough and heavily fortified with UV absorbers and filters, thus protecting against epoxy and color degradation.
The grips are all turned in a cigar shape, and are accompanied by reel seat spacers of olive wood. The 4 weight rods use dual, blackened sliding bands, while the 5-weight rods use a blackened butt cap and ring.
Each rod is accompanied by a twill, cotton bag and aluminum tube with domed, brass ends.
6'6" rod for 4-weight line 2 oz. (three piece rod) $750.
7'2" rod for 4-weight line 2.3 oz. (three piece rod) $750.
7'8" rod for 5-weight line2.8 oz. (three piece rod) $750.
8'6" rod for 5-weight line 3.6 oz. (four piece rod) 795.
Custom Glass Fly Rods
Hand-Built Bamboo Fly Rods
Metalist Reel Parts
Robert R. Selb
Classic Fly Fisherman
222 S. Broad St.
Lansdale, PA 19446
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