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NIRVANA superglass
Posted by: Todd Andrizzi (---.slkc.qwest.net)
Date: January 23, 2021 11:14AM

Good morning! Has anybody built on or know about NIRVANA superglass fly blanks? Where are they made? Any info would be appreciated. Thanks!

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Re: NIRVANA superglass
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---)
Date: January 23, 2021 02:14PM

A dealer would be the place for the fastest answer.

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Re: NIRVANA superglass
Posted by: Todd Andrizzi (---.slkc.qwest.net)
Date: January 23, 2021 02:53PM

I've read good reviews of people that have fished the rods and some on forums but I have never had luck with dealers admitting to where a rod is made. I have emailed the website but still no answer. I like to get opinions of a lot of people then make a decision. I think the site where I saw them is fairly new. So far I feel they are possibly a pretty good blank.

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Re: NIRVANA superglass
Posted by: Todd Andrizzi (---.slkc.qwest.net)
Date: January 26, 2021 03:21PM

The Nirvana blanks are made in China...just found out today....disappointing! I have read reviews and all of them were promising. A couple were in fly fishing mags. Can a rod be really be good when made in China?

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Re: NIRVANA superglass
Posted by: Norman Miller (---)
Date: January 26, 2021 03:48PM

Yes, some excellent blanks are made in China. Many of the best brands have the blanks made exactly to their specifications using the best materials available.
Norm

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Re: NIRVANA superglass
Posted by: Todd Andrizzi (---.slkc.qwest.net)
Date: January 26, 2021 04:53PM

wow...thanks again Norm. Maybe I am too hung up on American made. I am old and still like to see, Made in USA.

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Re: NIRVANA superglass
Posted by: Norman Miller (---)
Date: January 26, 2021 05:14PM

So do I, but labor costs play a big part in the production costs, and a company has to make a profit in order to survive.
Norm

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Re: NIRVANA superglass
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---)
Date: January 26, 2021 10:14PM

There are American made superclass blanks if you are so inclined.

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Re: NIRVANA superglass
Posted by: Todd Andrizzi (---.slkc.qwest.net)
Date: January 26, 2021 10:30PM

Spencer...Names...? Or can you mention them on here? allegedly these blanks are designed in New Zealand and outsourced to a factory in China.

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Re: NIRVANA superglass
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---)
Date: January 29, 2021 02:14AM

North Fork Composites, think it's called Iconoglass, they also use it in their composite blanks.

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Re: NIRVANA superglass
Posted by: Todd Andrizzi (---.slkc.qwest.net)
Date: January 29, 2021 08:42AM

Thanks Spencer. Yes, I did a build on the iconoclass. It seems like a nice blank. The rod turned out nice.

Spencer...do you or anyone else know the purpose of the "plug" material that is in the tip ends of blank sections? Some have it, some don't. I would think it was for strength. I'm all about strength and longevity. This China blank I ended up ordering ( i think a mistake) has thinner walls and no plug material. I should have ordered a CTS.

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