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A Fiberglass Fly Rod is Born

Sorry all for the lag time in between posts as I have been busy with work and have spent any spare time working on this build.  I wanted to do a pictorial of the build from start to finish on my Jann’s Netcraft Fiberglass blank build. Glass is certainly not dead.  It may have been on life support before Cameron Mortenson started up The Fiberglass Manifesto but I credit him with breathing new life into the realm of fiberglass fly rods and exposing me to them.  This is a Jann’s Netcraft 8’ 5/6 two piece blank which from my searching the most inexpensive blank for the new fly rod builder as they sell for $18.29 each plus shipping.  For a first rod build you really can’t go wrong.Your choices of reel seats are plentiful but you have to be mindful of the butt diameter of these rods, as fiberglass rods have a larger diameter then comparable graphite so some wood insert style reel seats will be too small.  I decided to go with a reel seat designed for salt water fly rods.With the cork grip y…