Columnist Bill Thompson is taken with the new lighter series of rods from Orvis due to go on sale this weekend. “To begin with, the scrim system is pure carbon. There is fiberglass in most scrim systems. Yes, that’s right, there is fiberglass in your 100 percent graphite rod. Unless you own a new Zero G. The scientists at Orvis then combine some boron in the butt section and bind the whole thing together with thermoplastic-toughened resins.” On ConwayDailySun.com.