Monday, May 7, 2012

The T.F.M. Fly Rod Loan Program List

I have been alluding to the T.F.M. Fly Rod Loan Program for several weeks now and instead of waiting for all the anticipated fly rods to arrive I figured that I would post this list as is and add to it as any new offerings arrive.

The intent for T.F.M. Fly Rod Loan Program is to give those looking at a particular fly rod or builder the chance to demo a fly rod before making an investment in a fly rod that they may not have cast or even held in their hand before.  This ends up being a benefit for both the potential customer as well as the small shop builder or company. 


Most of the fly rods on this list are available to purchase through the builder or company and are a current offering.  Other fly rods are listed as an example of a rod shop's work which someone may want to see in person before placing an order and may be built on a blank that is no longer offered.  

The list of available fly rods is as follows...

BARCLAY GLASS 7'2" THREE WEIGHT
CABELA'S CGt 5'9" THREE WEIGHT
CABELA'S CGt 6'2" TWO WEIGHT
CABELA'S CGt 6'6" FOUR WEIGHT
CABELA'S CGt 7' THREE WEIGHT
CABELA'S CGt 7'6" FOUR WEIGHT
CABELA'S CGt 7'6" FIVE WEIGHT
HARDY GLASS 7'6" FOUR WEIGHT
HARDY LIGHTWEIGHT 9' FIVE WEIGHT
JP ROSS FLY RODS 6'11" THREE WEIGHT
KABUTO RODS 7033 - XANDER FLY RODS BUILT
KABUTO RODS 7033
KABUTO RODS 8053
LAMIGLAS 7'6" FOUR WEIGHT - WORONOCO BUILT
ONE BY ONE CUSTOM RODS T.F.O. 6'9" 5/6 WEIGHT
ORVIS SUPERFINE GLASS 7' THREE WEIGHT
ORVIS SUPERFINE GLASS 7'6" FOUR WEIGHT
ORVIS SUPERFINE GLASS 8' FIVE WEIGHT
RED TRUCK GLASS 7'6" FOUR WEIGHT
S.F.R.C. 7' 2/3 WEIGHT
S.F.R.C. 7' 3/4 WEIGHT
S.F.R.C. 7' 4/5 WEIGHT
S.F.R.C. 9' FIVE WEIGHT
S.F.R.C. 6' THREE WEIGHT "LODGE ROD"
S.F.R.C. 7' FIVE WEIGHT "LODGE ROD"
STEFFEN 8' 3/4 WEIGHT - TIGHTLOOP BUILT
SWIFT EPIC 476 - LEIDERMAN RODS BUILT
SWIFT EPIC 580 - TIGHTLOOP FLY RODS BUILT
SWIFT EPIC 686 - INDI RIVER RODS BUILT
TENKARA USA 12' IWANA 
THOMAS & THOMAS HEIRLOOM 765-3
THOMAS & THOMAS HEIRLOOM 805-3 
VISION FIBER CULT 7'6" 5/6 WEIGHT

To participate in the T.F.M. Fly Rod Loan Program please send an email to thefiberglassmanifesto@gmail.com with your request.  You will be asked to provide payment for insured shipping, which typically is about $15.00, to have the fly rod shipped to you.  You may cast and fish the fly rod sent to you for up to two weeks.  At the end of the demo period you'll be asked to either send the fly rod back or on to the next person requesting that fly rod.  All in all quite a simple process as long as everyone is careful with the fly rod sent and makes sure that shipping information is complete and correct. 

I am happy to answer any questions that you might have regarding any of the fly rods listed here or any other contemporary fiberglass fly rod which you might be interested in.  I really enjoy helping others find that perfect fiberglass fly rod that they are looking for taking into account desired line weight, length, budget, and custom or a factory built fly rod.  Please feel free to send an email if you like.

3 comments:

Pam said...

It is quite awesome of you to offer the loan to those of us wanting to get some ideas of what we might want to purchase. Thanks Cameron!

Kevin Frank said...

This is a great idea.

shotgunfly said...

Wow. What a fantastic idea. I'm sold. Now, which one?