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Cabelas fly rods

Postby chet on Sat Aug 09, 2008 9:24 am

There are soooo many choices for fly rods now days.....
I wanted to tell you about my new rod.

I have been using a cabelas sweetwater for the last 12 years, baught it when I was 16! Been an awesome rod, especially for 40 bucks!

But playing with some of my friends rods, I could tell it left alot to be desired! So I went shopping!

Found A combo on sale. Cabelas Traditional II large arbor reel, man those are sweet, cant remeber the name, but it is a cabelas reel, and backing and line and an awesome rod case!!!! 99.00!!
It is a 9'6" 5 wt 2 pc!!! I love it!.....

Im sure its not comparable to some of the $600 plus rods out there, but for me it's the best hundred bucks I've spent in a long while!
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Re: Cabelas fly rods

Postby TroutJournal on Sat Aug 09, 2008 10:55 am

As long as it works for you and you love it. Agreed, best 100.00 bucks you've spent in a while. :)

Thanks for telling us.
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Re: Cabelas fly rods

Postby chet on Sat Aug 09, 2008 12:47 pm

I've easily spent that much in flies since then.
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Re: Cabelas fly rods

Postby Brinx on Wed Aug 13, 2008 6:29 am

I've always said, you can't buy a rod on price. Buy the rod you can cast. All rods cast differently and no one casts any rod the same. I wouldn't ever buy a rod without test driving 'em first. If it's the rod for you, it's the rod for you. Doesn't matter brand or price.

Good job,
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Re: Cabelas fly rods

Postby Inconnu on Wed Aug 13, 2008 8:08 am

The average caster cannot tell the difference between a $300 rod and a $600 rod of similiar actions.
Troutjournal is correct, whatever works well for you is great and make no apologies for it. Good fishing!
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Re: Cabelas fly rods

Postby Acadianfly on Fri Aug 15, 2008 4:02 pm

chet wrote:Found A combo on sale. Cabelas Traditional II large arbor reel, man those are sweet, cant remeber the name, but it is a cabelas reel, and backing and line and an awesome rod case!!!! 99.00!!
It is a 9'6" 5 wt 2 pc!!! I love it!.....


The reel is probably a Cabelas Prestige Plus... it replaced the Cabelas CSR reel.
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Re: Cabelas fly rods

Postby Mike_E_P on Sat Aug 16, 2008 11:24 am

I like cabelas equipment. and love the store even more! Cant wait to get back into the fly.
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Re: Cabelas fly rods

Postby Hammerojustice on Sat Aug 16, 2008 7:17 pm

chet wrote:There are soooo many choices for fly rods now days.....
I wanted to tell you about my new rod.

I have been using a cabelas sweetwater for the last 12 years, baught it when I was 16! Been an awesome rod, especially for 40 bucks!

But playing with some of my friends rods, I could tell it left alot to be desired! So I went shopping!

Found A combo on sale. Cabelas Traditional II large arbor reel, man those are sweet, cant remeber the name, but it is a cabelas reel, and backing and line and an awesome rod case!!!! 99.00!!
It is a 9'6" 5 wt 2 pc!!! I love it!.....

Im sure its not comparable to some of the $600 plus rods out there, but for me it's the best hundred bucks I've spent in a long while!

Could you post the specifics on them when you get a chance? I have been interested in getting into fly fishing, but didn't know where to begin...
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Re: Cabelas fly rods

Postby Hammerojustice on Sat Aug 16, 2008 7:38 pm

I have a Cabelas light and medium action spinning rods which I put some nice reels on and I love them! caught quite a few fish on them in the last few years, but I have found that the part that I neglect and has the most impact on my fishing is the line I use... I don't like spiderwire... anyone have any good line recommendations for spinning rods (for a light or for a medium action... 4# and 8# or something like that)
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