Largemouth Bass Lineup

Largemouth Bass Lineup

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

New Banner for the Tying Room

Two years ago I bought my first glass rod, an Eagle Claw Featherlight, and haven't looked back.  If you are interested and missed it, you can read about it here.  I love glass.  I love the colors it comes in, the action it provides and feel of a fish on the end of the rod.  If you haven't tried some glass, I highly encourage you to do so.  Even if its a $30.00 rod, I know you will not be disappointed.  A while back I attended a fishing function in which I talked about glass rods.  It was funny how a couple (husband and wife) told me they knew all about glass because they bought a glass rod for their granddaughter to try out.  Their look of contempt and the disdain dripping from their words reminded me of some purists when I tell them I fly fish mostly for panfish and bass.  I understand that glass isn't for everyone.  I only ask that before you formulate an opinion about it, that you get out and try it.  There has been a lot of talk about glass recently and all the new rods arriving on the market.  Orvis has launched their glass line and I believe Echo has some coming out soon.  Last year Redington came out with the butter stick.   There are plenty of options to choose from and a price to fit in everyone's budget.  Slowly but surely, I am making the switch to all glass rods.  Therefore it was only fitting that I got a banner from Cameron over at TFM.  I finally got my banner up on the wall.  Time to represent.  Glass is not dead!


  1. Hi Buddy.

    What size are the little poppers on the front page, and where do they come from?

    Nice post.

    1. Richard,

      Those poppers are size 8 and they are made by us. Everything is hand painted.

  2. Have to totally agree with you on this post. Glass is not dead! I fish with the Eagle Claw Featherlight rods and love them. I am very interested in looking into the rods from Redington and Echo and Orvis also, But, for $30-40 can't beat the fun that the Eagle Claw Featherlight brings to the fly fishing scene. Btw, I have began to experience a little of that disdain that people present when they learn that you are focusing on catching Bluegill and Bass on the fly rod as your preference of fish. Go J &M!