The J. Nicholl Fly Fishing Co. wouldn’t build a rod that we wouldn’t fish, ourselves. Countless hours and days have been spent fishing a variety of blanks and components and we are pleased to offer you only the best. That’s why we came up with a spectrum for our fiberglass rods. We have super fast S Glass blanks all the way down to slow E Glass.
Once you’re confident in what size rod you need for a given situation, then you’ll have to decide what action you need. And that’s where we come in! We’re happy to help you. If you’re transitioning from graphite rods, a faster fiberglass rod is an easy choice because it’s faster, yet offers the same benefits of a glass rod. You will, of course, need to get used to the feel of the fiberglass rod but spending some time practicing is never a bad thing.
We are proud to offer, at this time, Swift Performance Fly rods on the faster side of things and Blue Halo glass blanks will give you the slower, much more relaxed feel.
Our fastest fiberglass blanks are the Epic line from Swift Performance Fly Rods and are available in the following freshwater configurations:
3wt. – 7’6″ 4wt. – 7’6″ 4wt. – 8′
5wt. – 8′ 6wt. – 8’6″
8wt. – 8’8″ 10wt. – 7’9″ 12wt. – 8’6″
For years, Mark Steffen has been single-handedly turning out some of the best fiberglass blanks in the west. Their chestnut-colored blanks are a throwback to when glass was the primary material but their action and construction are far from old. Faster S Glass is used in the construction and they are available in either two or three piece blanks. Due to their popularity and build processes, the blanks are made to order therefor they take up to two months to arrive to the shop.
Small Stream Rods (2 piece blanks)
6’6″ 2/3 Weight 7’3″ 2/3 Weight
7’3″ 3/4 Weight 8′ 3/4 Weight
All Around Rods (2 or 3 piece blanks)
8′ 4/5 Weight 8′ 5/6 Weight
8’6″ 5/6 Weight 8’6″ 6/7 Weight
Our slow blanks are from Blue Halo and are incredibly slow, flexible, and strong. They are available in the following configurations:
3wt. – 7’6″ 5wt. – 8′ 7wt. – 8’6″