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!