Jarvis Walker still manufacture solid glass rods. Many years ago I used my mates JW Black Queen and had to have one. Things changed, I took up Coarse fishing for a few years. But a few health issues put a stop to that, so quite a bit of gear was sold. These days I'm just a bait soaker. One afternoon while checking out fishing gear on the net I came across the Hooked on Line site, Wow, Jarvis Walker Black Queen, and Black Queen Deluxe rods on special. The boss when she saw the prices, said if you want them order them. I didn't think twice. I've only got 7 rods now down from about 20, The 2 Black Queens my favourites and 5 Telescopic for easy storage and transport. We were at Kmart just before Christmas, they had Erskine combos pretty cheap. I'm pretty sure the Erskine is solid glass.