Rod Building kits at Cabela's

Discussion in 'Rod Building' started by Maurice "Mo" Miller, Aug 18, 2004.

  1. Maurice "Mo" Miller Twanged Tackleberry

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    Has anyone built a rod from a Cabela's kit? How did it turn out?
  2. mike doughty Honorary Member

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    the uinta's
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    I've built 2 of them. the FT models in a 5 and 6 weight and both work perfectly fine. i haven't had any problems and they both have landed plenty of fish.
  3. jessejames Flyslinger

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    Show Low, Arizona
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    I built a 2 pc 5 weight that my kids bought me for Christmas last year it was in a kit form it was the first rod I have built in 30 years all the parts fit well and the instructions were complete. I have used it all all year and caught plenty of fish on it. It is a moderatly fast rod and I am completly satisfied I am going to buy a 3 weight and build it soon.
    jessejames
  4. Curtis New Member

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    Do these kits come with everything you need?
  5. Maurice "Mo" Miller Twanged Tackleberry

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    Hey Jesse,
    Did you buy the "Fish Eagle" model? What other rods could you compare it to?
  6. mike doughty Honorary Member

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    the uinta's
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    the kits generally come with everything except the tip top. don't know why, but that seems to be the case.
  7. jessejames Flyslinger

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    Cabelas rod building kits

    The cabelas kit I built was the Fish Eagle GF905B a 5 weight 2 pc. everything was included in the kit. The tip top finish, threads everything,the instructions were more than adequate for a first timer. I would describe the rod as medium fast, it is obviously a budget rod but I haven't had any trouble casting either a sinking or floating line. It seems to handle the larger streamers or buggers in windy conditions on the eastern washingto lakes where I normally fish. By spending less of my small disposable income on the rods and reels I can fish a lot more days.
    Jesse Clark
  8. Tommy Tommy2Fish

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    I have built 7 rods using Cabelas kits. They are great for the money. My last is the 9 ft PT model, best rod I own. It is my Chopaka special!!