Friday, August 3, 2012

Jenkins Fly Rods SG2 Fiberglass Rods

You may be familiar with Jenkins Fly Rods as builders of fine bamboo but recently Steven Jenkins has decided to offer several fiberglass fly rod models to their offerings as well.  This is an interesting move and I think that over time we'll see more bamboo builders offering fiberglass along with their cane offerings.  Mario Wojnicki and Dwight Lyons, among several others, have long offered glass along with their heralded bamboo fly rods.

Jenkins Fly Rods have decided to enter the fiberglass market in building on the latest generation of Diamondback Glass blanks which will be labeled as Jenkins SG2 fly rods.  They are also in the prototype stage of a second fiberglass series which really shows a commitment by Steven Jenkins in glass.

The SG2 builds are available by special order and require a $100.00 deposit with a retail price of $425.00 for rods with the nickel silver cap and ring reel seat and $450.00 for the rods with the nickel silver down-locking reel seat.

The models available are:
7033 - 7' Three Weight Three Piece
7633 - 7'6" Three Weight Three Piece
8043 - 8' Four Weight Three Piece

These fly rods are finished with the following specifications:
- 6 1/2 Inch Cigar-Shaped Grip
- Nickel Silver Hardware
- Cherry Wood Reel Seat
- Bright Chrome Guides/Tip Top
- Spar Urethane Finished Silk Thread Wraps
- Silver Anodized Aluminum Case/Cloth Rod Bag

Check out the Jenkins Fly Rods website for more information.  Steven Jenkins can be reached by email if you have questions or would like to place an order.

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