I recently caught up with the owner of Lamiglas and Lamiglas rep Sean Kearney as they worked their way from shop to shop across the Island showing them the latest innovations Lamiglas has to offer in their revamped surf lineup. Some time ago I had spoken to Tom, and later to Sean about the outdated layouts Lamiglas used on their factory surf rods and the adverse effects they had. The big heavy guides were really slowing down the action and making the rods really sloppy to cast. I have done quite a few builds on Lamiglas blanks over the last few years using the newer smaller K-Frame guides with a new guide concept layout or a modified concept layout, and knew there was much more potential in Lamiglas blanks that was not being utilized in their factory rods.
When Tom and Sean reached into the back of their vehicle I was pleasantly surprised to see some really nice, revamped surf rods. From the ergonomic reel seat with a locking nut, to the ex-flocks handles to the smaller K-Frame guides they were all new. A far cry from the days of cork handles with the hypalon pieces on each end of the standard reel seat (boy did I hate those), and those huge guides.
These rods are much crisper then the originals and lighter in the hand. The blanks are still the same blanks used in the original lineup including the new GSB1321MOS and the GSB1201MOS for all the diehard Lamiglas Fans.
With the show season starting up this weekend, check them out for yourselves. Lamiglas will be at Striper Day as well as many of the east coast shows.