Thanks for the input, all are good points. I do own four older glass rods and use a couple occasionally. The other two are retired, during the remainder of my lifetime anyway. It's he same with my bamboo rods. I just can't make myself take them out and possibly break one. So I gravitat back to the lighter more disposable graphite rods, which work extremely well.
Jeff, I finally retired the rods you made for me and Carmol. She got you to build my for a Christmas present. I got hers for Mothers Day. You built them alike for us. They are treasured!
I do enjoy the softer 'full flex' newer rods of today and always looking for just the right feel, without the heavy "name" price of major brands.