Lamiglas new rods

DSC_0407By Lou Caruso

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 Some time ago I had spoken to Tom, and later to Sean about the outdated layouts Lamiglas used on their factory surf rods and the adverse effects they had.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.DSC_0409

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.25445928_10212059413219106_339475375177982953_n

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.

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7 comments on “Lamiglas new rods

  1. Sam Lee

    Hey Lou,

    Did they put on big 40mm KWs on the 10 & 11 footers or used a layout with 30s, etc. to start?

    Also, what do you think about their ferrules now- any changes or are they still the same as in years past?

    Tha k you

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  2. mark d

    as always thks for the education. the 2 rods you built me are doing great, however there are times when they don’t catch fish or perhaps it is the reel’s fault

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  3. Louis Caruso

    Hi Sam, they went to 30’s on all the rods. As for ferrule they didn’t change blanks, just the guide and handle layouts….
    Mark, I put the mojo in the rods. It’s now up to the reel or the “fisherman” to catch fish…. Hope your doing well…..

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  4. Louis Caruso

    Hi Sam, they went to 30’s on all the rods. As for ferrule they didn’t change blanks, just the guide and handle layouts….
    Mark, I put the mojo in the rods. It’s now up to the reel or the “fisherman” to catch fish…. Hope your doing well…..

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  5. Joe GaNun

    Went to check them out today. A certain website showed the 11 foot 1 pc medium and the rest of the lineup. I wanted to look at the 10 foot 1pc light. They had the 10 foot 1 pc medium. but what I got was a story about Lamiglas confusing everyone with blank and factory rod nomenclature, killing the XS , and a sales pitch on another rod. Disappointed. By contrast a couple of years back when I wanted to shake some new to market Century rods, i emailed M Kulik for some retailers, he promptly replied and over a couple of months I had my staple surf rods, all three. Why can’t it be that easy. Grouchy but going to the show anyway.

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  6. Dave Whitney

    Was at Striper Day today and got a hold of the new GSB rods. Wow!
    Layouts like I’ve been building for a bunch of years. Awesome!
    Long time coming.

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