Cabelas fiberglass rods

Discussion in 'Bamboo, Fiberglass & Classic Reels' started by Mark Mercer, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. Mark Mercer

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    Cabela's has their fiberglass rods on sale on the internet for $75 right now. I bought the 6'6" 4wt last summer, and it's really a pretty sweat little rod.
     
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    Brookie_Hunter aka Dave Hoover

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    Can't find the sale on them. Do you have a link?
     
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    I noticed this rod is a fast action and just getting into learning how to properly cast, would this NOT be a good rod to start with?
     
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    This is a great place to start.

    Brennen, they are most definitely not a fast action rod... med/slow would be a more accurate description and yes you could learn on one.
     
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    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    I haven't bought this one yet but did buy the Eagle Claw "Feather Weight" Fiberglass and love it. Very old timey looking with a ruler on the lower portion of the rod just above the winding check. Yellow blank and brown wraps and the Eagle Claw emblem in the handle. Sorry to get off track
     
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    Did not buy mine at this price, but I have the 7'6" 5/6wt and love it. Have not had any issue with cork, reel seat, guide wrapping, nothing at all. I know I don't get to fish it a lot, but do tons of casting in yard and love it. My daughter has been practicing with it also.
     
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    I learned on one of these, a 6wt. Recently gave it away and miss it.
    Good casting rod.I'm gonna buy one.
     
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    I purchased a 5wt 9 foot last night. Looking forward to getting out with it.
     
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    Brennen,

    Not big deal, but I think the one you bought is the traditional II graphite, which states fast action. I do not think the fiberglass went to that length.

    As for the traditional series I have one of the 11' 6 wt switch rods which is a great rod. I think you will be happy with the 9' 5wt

    Good casting

    Braveheart
     
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    Good to hear. Thanks for the feedback. I read a lot of the reviews on Cabela's website and a decent amount eluded to the fly rod being a med-fast rather than a fast action.

    Enjoy the weekend. Beautiful day here.
     
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    It's fast for glass. I think it has some graphite in the butt section. Faster than Lamiglass, early McFarland. Little faster than Steffan's S glass. I'd say this rod series and
    TL Johnson's Synergy rod are about the same action. At least that's what my feels like to me.
     
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    Can anyone comment on whether the 5/6 leans towards a 5 or a 6? Could you compare it to a Fenwick FF806?