Unlike any other Feather Light you might find on the market, I've restored this rod & given it a customized tune-up like you wouldn't believe!! By adding the correct amount of guides in the right places along the rod, I believe I've made quite an improvement to the rod's ability to cast a line with ease.
I've said it before, but so often times the case with lesser grade vintage rods would be the line guides. Usually the rod blanks they used were good & the action fine. The grip & reel seats would be functional & do what they're supposed to. However in order to save a few bucks per rod (& lower the price), large tackle manufacturers would not put enough line guides on the rod &/or would not have enough different size guides on the rod. The result was a rod with guides that were too far apart & too large to control the line (especially near the tip). If a rod manufacturer could save, say, three line guides per rod & didn't have to use a bunch of different size guides, how much money could they save on each rod? How about over hundreds or thousands of rods? Add to this heavier, cheaper thread for the wraps with only enough varnish to keep the wraps together & they've saved even more money in materials & working time.
What I've done with this rod is to redesign the placement & size of guides & make it the fly rod it always could have been, if profit margins & budgets hadn't been as big an issue the time the rod was made. I've also re-wraped the rod with silk thread in, what I believe to be, a much more aesthetically pleasing color. Please don't compare this rod to the modern Feather Lights you can buy at your local store. This rod now performs & looks better than any other Feather Light you'll find anywhere. This upgrade has brought this rod into a much higher class of rods. It's now a nicer casting vintage fiberglass fly rod at a very reasonable price.
Please go to the "Available" page to read more about this rod & feel free to contact me as well.