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McFarland Natural "Ameriglass Classic" Fiberglass 8'6" 5wt 4pc- #20503

McFarland Natural "Ameriglass Classic" Fiberglass 8'6" 5wt 4pc- #20503



CURRENTLY ONLY ONE AVAILABLE- This McFarland Fiberglass Edition Fly Rod, 8'6" 5wt 4pc, has a Lemke LC-1 reel seat in Bright Nickel surrounding a piece of beautiful Spalted Maple. The wood has been stabilized and finished in a high gloss. The rod sports a 7" RITZ shaped Flor grade cork grip, FUJI 12mm stripping guide with an Alconite ceramic insert, Snake Brand snake guides and tip top, all in Bright Nickel. All of this high quality hardware is wrapped in "Ice Blue" Japanese Silk with Dk. Dusty Rose trim bands at ALL guides. Epoxy finish protects all thread work and decal areas. Comes complete with a black, Clear Creek heavy canvas covered PVC tube with internal cloth dividers for the rod sections. Click on image to see more views of this rod.



  • Additional Product Notes

    All Ameriglass blanks are designed by glass rod guru Mike McFarland and rolled in his shop in central Pennsylvania.  McFarland uses the most advanced glass composites with enhanced resin systems and offers the most comprehensive line of quality glass blanks available.  The hallmarks of Ameriglass blanks are quality, consistency, and straightness.  The fly blanks are available in several different models. From the deep flexing Classic to the quick shooting Big Game series there is an Ameriglass model perfect for any situation.


    Ameriglass Classic Fly Blanks

    The "Classic" models are designed with a slower, yet highly refined, taper and a traditional, deep flexing glass feel.  Classic blanks excel at true fishing distances and roll casting but will still make longer casts with ease.  Classic blanks offer high line feel and unmatched smoothness.  


    Each ferrule connection point has a set of "alignment dots" that allow faster alignment of the multiple sections when you are first at the stream and time is important . . . .!


    RETURNS for CUSTOM FLY RODS:  Fly rods ordered that are to be heavily customized with special reel seats, exotic woods, unique guides systems, or thread color schemes or snake skins, cannot be returned or funds refunded for obvious reasons. It will very well be a beautiful creation but it may not be desired by someone else. So purchase responsibly with this in mind as no returns will be accepted at any time after the order is finalized and work begun. 


    RETURNS  of ONE-of-a-KIND, as-built Fly Rods:   On occasion I will have various models of high quality fly rods available that will be for sale "as built" for immediate shipment, such as the fly rod shown above. This rod may be returned if the customer feels it is not exactly what he or she wants as long as it is returned in the same packaging, rod case, and still in the new and unused condition in which it was received by the customer.  Rod returns for this reason must be post marked for return mailing within a 10-calendar day time frame from the customer's initial receipt of the rod. Customer will be responsible for the return Shipping, Handling & Insurance sufficient to cover the replacement of the fly rod. The rod will be inspected and compared to the photographs taken prior to shipment and any adjustments will be made prior to the monetary refund.  PLEASE request that a signature be required on my end when returning a rod to me for a refund. Without this requirement, I cannot be responsible for lost shipments.  Monetary refunds for returned rods will not include the Shipping, Handling & Insurance costs incurred for the shipment back to me.  Refunds will be sent by mail in the form of a Cashiers Check made out to the original purchaser.  


    Please return the fly rod to my shop address below:

    Sweetwater Fly Rods

    Charles Armontrout

    1907 Hot Springs 

    Covington, VA  24426

    Cell:  540-691-6290


    The product price listed above includes S&H & Ins. to the lower 48 US states as well as to Alaska and Hawaii...!


    SHIPPING METHOD: All rod order shipments will be made by USPS, PRIORITY MAIL, Insured w/ tracking along with the requirement of an adult signature at time of delivery. The customer will be given the tracking number with the final receipt and paperwork.

    Ensure that the mailing address I am given is the correct one for your purchase as I cannot be responsible for the delivery of an order to the wrong address....Trust me, it has happened.  I will always require an adult signature to be obtained upon delivery.


    What to do when you first receive your new fly rod, and it appears to be in bad shape:


     For obvious damage issues that appear to be "shipping related" when the driver has the package in his/her possession, any suspected damage needs to be confirmed in the presence of the driver. Both you and the driver need to inspect the package and if any damage to the package contents is discovered, written documentation needs to be created to certify what was found. The US Postal Service is the service I normally use and have had no issues so far!


    You may be required sign to confirm that a DAMAGED delivery was attempted, but if you do, make sure you are not signing to ACCEPT the damaged delivery, but to confirm the package was damaged upon delivery ONLY.  Be sure the inspection form clearly shows the words DAMAGED-will not accept.


    You may also need to state what damage was found - be specific, it's worth your time because it becomes evidence that you saw and noted damages!!  When rejecting the order, the shipper should return the damaged rod to me where I will proceed with the final claim. You, the customer, please send me an e-mail stating that the rod had been damaged in transit and returned to the shipper for delivery back to me. I will have the tracking number for reference to proceed on my end.


    I will then get started on replacing the broken rod with a new one promptly and will inform the customer of the details.

ALL FLY RODS, REEL SEATS w/ WOOD INSERTS AND OTHER ITEMS LISTED ON THIS SITE ARE EACH HANDCRAFTED BY ME.   I do not resell any products that I don't create myself to ensure the highest quality control. The reel seat hardware for my fly rods is crafted by Joel Lemke. His "metal artwork" is like jewelry that adorns my fly rod creation.

 E-Mail------SweetwaterFlyRod@aol.com        Covington, VA