Will 2014 be the “Summer of Glass”?


Written by: Phil Monahan

Chad and Nick have been putting the new glass rods through their paces in Idaho.
Photo by Chad Chorney

[Editor’s note: Chad Chorney, who guides at Picabo Angler in Idaho, sent in these gorgeous photos, along with his personal review of the new Superfine Glass fly rods. Check out more of Chad’s gorgeous images at his photography website.]

Fellow Picabo Angler guide Nick Anderson and I have been doing some serious field testing with the new Superfine Glass rods. Nick picked up the 7’6″ 4-weight, and we’ve had it out on some of our local waters in the Wood River Valley. We first cast the rod around the beginning of the new year when rep Doug Best brought a few to the fly fishing expo in Boise. Nick and I were able to sneak away from our booth long enough to cast the entire Superfine Glass lineup, and we were instantly smitten! Nick pulled the trigger first on the 4-weight, and I’m going with the 5.


Photo by Chad Chorney

These rods are fantastic and will do anything we ask on our local waters – the Big Wood, Big Lost, and Silver Creek. So far, the 4-weight has handled typical nymph rigs and early-season dry fly fishing with ease; not to mention that the rods are just plain fun to fish. The Superfine Glass has prompted Nick and me to declare 2014 as the Summer of Glass!

4 thoughts on “Will 2014 be the “Summer of Glass”?

  1. Todd Barry

    I picked up the 7′ 3w back at Christmas time from the Machester, VT shore. Can’t wait to try it out in the three weeks once the season opens here is CT.

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  2. Todd Barry

    I picked up the 7′ 3w back at Christmas time from the Machester, VT store. Can’t wait to try it out in three weeks once the season opens here is CT.

    (minus the typos)

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  3. Brian

    But someday my kids will be grown, out of the house, back in the house, and hopefully out of the house again. At that point, I might have the spare change for a few more toys.

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