Well, I bought another glass rod. A classic, I guess you could say. Or, it's becoming a classic. I've seen a lot of these on ebay and folks buying them up and pairing them with old Martin reels or such. The Eagle Claw Featherlight was a blast to cast in the yard. It loaded very well and seems to be light and easy to cast but we'll see after 5 hours on the water.
It's a 6'6" rod which is a 4/5 weight. While the older models have a medallion on the handle that show it's made in the USA, the newer rods are made in China. I can't wait to take this rod on the water.
On another note, I was asked why I blog. Guess it's because I like to share things. Not everyone has access to panfish or smallmouth. Or even, warm water species. When I started blogging back in 02. There were very few bloggers much less folks chasing warmwater species. Fly fishing has exploded over the past 5-10 years. Or so it seems to me. The sport seems to be growing quickly on a grassroots level. And so, it goes with glass rods.