I have been thinking about buying a new fiberglass small creek rod for quite some time now. I started following the blog Fiberglass Manifesto a few years back and it got me thinking about fiberglass rods. My first ever fly rod was glass but after breaking it many moons ago I saved my money and bought my first graphite fly rod. I’ve always liked my fly rods fast. I like being able to pick up a good amount of line and sending it back to the water quickly with one cast. Fast rods are not the best thing for a small creek though. You need a delicate presentation to keep from slamming the line down and spooking every trout for a quarter mile. Redington has just came out with a new line of fiberglass rods called the Butter Stick. I said to myself when they become available I’m going to try it out. I purchased the 6’2″ 2 weight rod which is a lot shorter than a prefer even on small streams but the rod performed great. I was able to make some long cast with rod and the line fell from the sky with out putting a ripple on the water. I broke it in on a few 14 inch rainbows on one of the local spring creeks throwing grasshoppers. The rainbows bent the rod to the cork, it was a lot of fun. If you are thinking about glass check out the Redington Butter Stick I think you will be impressed. Also it comes with a Lifetime Warranty!!!!!