ROD BLANK

AVAILABILITY

On this page you will find the models for the EPIC line of FASTGLAS II blanks, models by McFarland Rod Company, Blue Halo as well as some remaining St. Croix models of graphite blanks. These are the ones I currently have in stock being built or are ready for sale to be built.... ALWAYS check the "Sweetwater Fly Rod Shop" button to see what I have available for immediate purchase.

CALL OR E-MAIL TO RESERVE ANY OF THESE ROD BLANKS listed below on this page and I will return a quote promptly after we determine the design details.

See Fly Rod Purchase Tab for more details.

McFarland Rod Company

Ameriglass Classic 3 piece models - Designed with a slower, yet highly refined taper and a traditional, deep flexing glass feel. 

7'6"  4wt  3pc - in Nat. Clear- Go to the Sweetwater Fly Rod Shop

7'9"  5wt  3pc - in YELLOW Glass -Go to the Sweetwater Fly Rod Shop

8'6"  5wt  4pc - in Nat. Clear  - FINISHED - PICTURES SOON - Unreserved

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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.   All Classic blanks are 3 piece and available in natural clear glass, yellow glass. Painted blanks in translucent brown or olive green are also available for an additional $50.00 US.

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Several CTS rod blanks are on order and should be on site by the first week of June 2020. FEDEX seemed to have misplaced my original order but a replacement order is on the way from New Zealand.

Affinity X series:  TWO (2)  7'6"  6wt  4pc

Chameleon Green-Gold metalflake. (See Home Page)

Select the beige button below to see the 7'6" rod blank color and how the model was previously built for a customer in Virginia.  Call or write for more info if you would like to have one of these rods built up for yourself or someone special.

 

Affinity X series:  ONE (1)  7'6"  6wt  4pc  Jet Black Gloss - "Black Pearl"  same blank as above but different color

CTS Quartz 580 Fiberglass:   TWO (2) 8'0"  5wt  4pc

This is the natural colored translucent color 

Here are links to some previous unique custom builds on CTS blanks that you may find interesting.

                     EPIC Fastglass & Fastglass II models and colors available

476 - 7'6"  4wt  4pc - ONE (1) MOCHA--------SOLD----------it found a home in N. Dakota..!!

686 - 8'6"  6wt  4pc - ONE (1) AMBER - Go to the Sweetwater Fly Rod Shop

686 - 8'6"  6wt  4pc - ONE (1) SALSA - "FastGlass II" - Go to the Sweetwater Fly Rod Shop

 

686 - 8'6"  6wt  4pc - ONE (1) OLIVE -"FastGlass II" - Go to the Sweetwater Fly Rod Shop

EPIC now has FASTGLASS II models available in limited colors.  I have two 686's, 4pc in 6wts - one is in SALSA and one in OLIVE - the surface finish is "Snake Belly" which is created by partially sanding the blank after curing the cloth resins and then finishing the blank in a gloss final coat.  The FASTGLASS II models have the same actions as the originals or in some cases even better. 

These Fiberglass rods are in high demand from the supplier so expect delays in rod completion for "Out of Stock" models.

 

The EPIC varienty of Colors are not what they used to be. Very limited now to the following:   Amber; Olive; Salsa in various length & line weights  - as of now, no more NUDE glass from EPIC which is a shame - it was the perfect palette to build on.

St. Croix blank models currently in stock

All models are Burgundy SCIV-II  Fast Action

Below is a listing of Burgundy St. Croix BLANKS

ready to be built to YOUR specifications

NOTE: These Burgundy blanks are

no longer available from St. Croix.

Shown below is what I still have in Burgundy and only one in the Chestnut Brown Metallic

 

42F663.2 - 6'6"  3wt  2pc

42F703.4 - 7'0"  3wt  4pc

42F764.4 - 7'6"  4wt  4pc

42F864.4 - 8'6"  4wt  4pc

42F865.4 - 8'6"  5wt  4pc

42F905.4 - 9'0"  5wt  4pc

42F905.4 - 9'0"  5wt  4pc-Chestnut Brown Metallic-Luckily I have ONE unreserved....

BLUE HALO FIBERGLASS - models and colors available

All are available-none RESERVED

7'6"  4wt  4pc - New Model Retro-Flex 3 in Natural - (1) Completed - PICTURES SOON - unreserved

7'6"  3wt  3pc - Retro-Flex II-B  - Jade - (1) Completed - PICTURES SOON - unreserved

7'6"  3wt  3pc - Retro-Flex II-B  - Cranberry -(1) Completed - PICTURES SOON - unreserved

8'0"  5wt  3pc - Retro-Flex II-B  - Sundrop YellowGo to the Sweetwater Fly Rod Shop

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