RF Fishing is proud to announce our latest fly rod addition for the 2019 and 2020 period, CastGlass, our version of a fiberglass fly rod, has been in testing for more than a year. Development of these new types of fiberglass fly rods came about when we looked into the materials used in more traditional fiberglass rods from years past. A newer higher grade fiberglass known as S-Grade is used, the advantages of this new generation glass are a tensile strength increase of 40% and a 20% higher modulus rating, this translates into a much stiffer more rigid fiber that is very well suited to applications in fly rods, thus the CastGlass fly rod is born.
Refining of the blanks tapers, lengths and shapes have allowed RF Fishing to recreate much of that split cane fly rod action and appeal but with all the modern benefits and added strength that S-grade fiber glass offers. The sublimely silky smooth action of a Split cane fly rod is captured with the CastGlass series, however the physical weight is greatly reduced allowing the CastGlass series to be used as your go to stream and river rod for casting.
“Capture the essence of SplitCane with the CastGlass series of fly rods”
Length: 7’8″ | 8’1″
Line Weight: 4 | 5
Action: Glass Med-Fast
Colour: Sunset Orange
Sections: 4 pieces with alignment dots
Reel Seat: Burled Wood
Rod Tube: Fabric covered round tube
Rod Bag: Sunset orange rod bag with 2 draw strings
Blank: S-Grade high tensile fiberglass with light weight vacuum formed resins
Guides: PacBay Minima stripping guides with golden inserts & titanium colour single foot guides
Grip: 4A cork grade with composite ends for durability and grip | Unique revised cigar shape for better control and weight distribution
Guide Wraps: Sunset orange wraps with silver finishes