Since the early 1950's Lamiglas has been specializing in the craft of rod building. They design and manufacture a wide range of fiberglass and graphite rods suited for saltwater, surf, freshwater, and fly fishing so you are sure to find the perfect rod for your application.
Lamiglass offers a variety of rods designed for each application. As they say "You may not need every rod we make, but we make every rod you'll ever need."
- Fly Rods
- Salmon & Steelhead Rods
- Bass Rods
- Muskie/ Walleye/ Freshwater Rods
- Surf Rods
- Saltwater Rods
Titanium/ IM700 - The Revolution Strengthens
These rods are light in weight and high in strength. They offer unparalleled durability and are more sensitive than any other rod. The properties of titanium include excellent fatigue resistance, positive dampening characteristics and superior corrosion resistance. The IM700 graphite is secured to the titanium with a special aerospace bonding agent, this creates a rod that not only transmits sensitivity more efficiently but also amplifies the most subtle sensations.
XMG50 Graphite - The Newest "Super" Graphite
This super graphite material allows Lamiglas to make smaller-diameter blanks with faster actions. XMG50 utilizes a blend of high-modulus graphite fibers to create a perfectly balanced, lightweight blank that is more responsive and more sensitive than anything on the market today.
IM700 Graphite - Advanced Engineering and Design
This is one of Lamiglas' specially formulated rod blank materials and is a third-generation graphite made from high-tensile strength fiber and is used exclusively in the manufacturing of high-quality fishing rod blanks. IM700, combined with Lamiglas' proprietary resin formulation, produces the ultimate in sensitivity, power, strength and durability. These rods come in a rich polished natural graphite finish with the highest-quality components.
Certified Pro Graphite - Remarkably Lighter and Stronger
The Pro series rods use an all-new smaller-diameter blank design with an improved resin system to produce a 15% lighter-weight rod than other graphite's on the market. They offer properties that are only found in second and third generation graphite and provide superior performance at a great price.
G1000 Graphite - A Lamiglas Exclusive
G1000 Graphite is Lamiglas' most distinguished and versatile material. They employ first generation graphite with a special resin formula to reduce overall weight while maintaining exceptional flexibility.
Fiberglass - E-Glass Earned Its Place In History
This is the most structurally durable material of the fiberglass family, its glass properties are expressly matched to each unique application-such as cranking rods for bass; mooching and down-rigger rods for salmon, shark, tuna, stripers and king mackeral. The same epoxy resins and technology that Lamiglas' uses in their graphite rods are used in these fiberglass rods to provide you with a lighter weight and improved sensitivity over other manufacturers fiberglass rods.
Tri-Flex - Exclusive Graphite/ Fiberglass Construction
These Tri-Flex rods encompass the use of a graphite base and fiberglass overwrap, then are reinforced with graphite through the butt and mid sections. These rods offer the best of both worlds, the sensitivity of graphite and the durability of fiberglass. The tips are super fast and softer so they are able to cast live bait as well as throw heavy iron, while the graphite reinforced portion of the rod gives tremendous fish-fighting control and lifting power.
A Lamiglas rod is rated so that when the rod is held at 45° or less, line within the rating will break before for the rod does. Angles greater than 45° transfer undue stress to the tip section of the rod (practically eliminating the ability of the stronger butt section to carry any load), and in extreme cases can result in rod failure with as little as 2 pounds of directed pressure. It is not only proper use that requires a rod angle of 45° or less, but this is also the area where you'll find the greatest power from the rod and best control over the fish.
Lure ratings provide a range of lure weights in which ideal performance will be found. Using a lure that is lighter than the listed weight will not properly load the rod, casting distance and sensitivity will suffer. Using a lure that is heavier than the listed weight will overpower the rod. Again, distance and sensitivity will suffer, along with the compounded problem of over-stressing the blank fibers.
Reel Installation and Removal
Prior to installation of the reel, lubricate the reel foot and the threads of the reel seat. Insert the reel and tighten the lock-nut finger tight. Shake the reel side-to-side and tighten again. Repeat this process until the reel no longer moves. Graphite reel seats should never be over-tightened and pliers should never be used in the process. Over extended periods, the reel seat hood may seize to the reel foot. Slowly loosen the reel nut. If it starts to seize, tap the hood. This will break loose any built up deposits. Continue to loosen the nut. If you do not tap the hood loose, you may separate the hood from the nut.
When transporting the rod, it is key to eliminate sharp impact to the blank. The ideal place to store the rod during transportation is inside of a protective tube. The rods should not be left to bounce against other rods or terminal rigging, sharp impacts from these items can fracture the rod blanks. The best way to transport multi-piece rods is with rubber bands holding the sections together. Always affix the sections tip-to-tip and butt-to-butt, this keeps the delicate tip from being crushed against the uneven and much larger handle. Also, do no use hair bands with a metal connecting clip on rods as the metal clip can scratch, or worse, fracture the blank.
Store rods in either the vertical or horizontal position. If the rods are leaned in a corner, a set or bow in the rod can occur over time. Never leave rods where critters can get to them.
Cleaning the Rod Blank
Lamiglas recommends that the best cleaner for the blank and handle is a mixture of one part isopropyl alcohol and four parts warm water, along with a good dose of liquid dish soap. Using a soft sponge, scrub the blank and handle, then rinse. Dapping problem areas with the soap mix for a few minutes before scrubbing can also help to soften heavy build-up. Once the rod is clean, a coat of wax will simplify the maintenance of a beautiful finish, Carnuba based car waxes are recommended. Fish scales and many types of bait will not stick to a waxed rod so this helps make cleaning a breeze. If you fish every day, a coat of wax every other week should suffice.
Cleaning Guides and Reel Seats
A toothbrush and toothpaste are very effective in removing stubborn deposits from rod guides and reel seats. After cleaning the reel seats, coat with any light oil.