I think b&w started making them in 1968? But you couldnt get blanks of the same quality time after time so were rare until the blanks became more predicable and of the same specs in enough numbers to bring out a series of rods.
Personally i hate the stuff it has advantages in thinness and lightness but going by the smashed rods i find when the bracken dies and the noise they make trying to get a float where i can with ease with fiberglass i think i will not buy another rod until my selection of glass ones finally run out of steam
I liked the composite rods they were almost as good as good fiberglass
Surprised at the number of short carbon rods i see at the pond !for years 8ft then 10ft then 12 13 14_feet were made now it seems they are getting shorter again ,how on earth you can connect with a 10ft carbon rod compared to a 14ft glass one mystifies me but its about the average lenght i see on the bank ?!?!
Edited by chesters1, 12 March 2017 - 09:03 PM.
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