Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Glass Rod Expo Weekend Wrap Up

As many of you already know, I spent the better part of this past weekend at the Glass Rod Expo which was held at the Catskill Fly Fishing Center & Museum in Livingston Manor, New York.

The event was a very good time with quite a few in attendance from fiberglass fly rod builders, to collectors, to glass geeks that just wanted to check out and cast everything that was brought along to the expo.

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The two day event was a mix of presentations, lawn casting, checking out the museum, and some of us even  snuck away for a few hours of fly fishing as well.  There were fiberglass fly rods of all sorts from rarely seen vintage fly rods, contemporary glass or all sorts, and even a few "secret" project prototypes as well.  

The highlights from the Glass Rod Expo for me were meeting everyone that attended, the presentations, seeing a few old friends, and casting quite a few fly rods that I've only read about online.  Of note in my book were the rare and vintage Shakespeare Dr. Howard Purist and the Studio Thin Line 7' 3/4 weight were both very special.   

A special thanks to Dr. Todd Larson and Mike McFarland for organizing this event and inviting me to be a part of it.  I can only imagine that if this event begins happening on a yearly basis that it will continue to grow.  I'll be there if it does.

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