Cabelas fiberglass rods

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

  1. troutdopemagic

    troutdopemagic Active Member

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    I've had the 5'9" 3wt. for a while and took it out for some small stream action last week and it is the best small stream rod I've ever used, bar none. That and a Sage Click 1 is a beautiful combo.
     
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    Took my 6' 6" to the mountains and LOVE IT! I was even able to cast into the wind. Did a dry dropper with a Royal Wulff and a small bead head Prince
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  3. Mark Mercer

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    Great picture's Blue, love little brookies... we don't have a lot of them around here. I haven't had my 6'6" 4wt out this year, but hope to soon.
     
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    If you were thinking about one of these, Cabelas now has them marked down to $69.88. Great small stream rod at a incredible price.
     
  5. Josh

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    I bought one the other week (at the $100 regular price) and returned it last week. Interesting rod. But the real seat rings are way too tight. None of my reels fit well at all.
     
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    Yes they are tight, but they don't go anywhere. My Allen AST reel fits good.
     
  7. Josh

    Josh dead in the water

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    My orvis battenkill bar stock fell into the creek.

    I'd say "try before you buy".
     
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    Absolutely. But the NON ENGLISH Orvis reels have some bodacious feet. They are some of the thickest.
    I built a custom McFarland and the non English will not work. Like you, it fell off, but for me on stillwater. Thank God I had the drag tight.
     
  9. Richard Olmstead

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    I use the same reel with mine and I haven't had any problem.

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  10. Tim Cottage

    Tim Cottage Formerly tbc1415

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    Given that the Battenkill Barstock is an easily replaced and economical reel I wouldn't hesitate to file and sand the foot into the size and shape you need.
    It has no significant heirloom or resale value and probably never will so your not loosing anything by personalizing it.

    TC
     
  11. Dave Alberts

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    Try the 5'9" 3wt for mountain streams... it makes a 10 incher feel like a trophy! A SA 3/4 fits the reel seat like it was custom, and balances nicely too. Definately not an "only" rod, but a lot of fun in small stream situations!
     
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    curious to hear more about the 3 wt vs the 4 wt Cabelas CGR

    they are on sale now at $60.

    background: I was fishing Ohanapekosh river a few weeks ago with my graphite IM6 4 wt, 7.5 feet. This is normally a pretty soft rod, but in this circumstance it was too stiff for the little fish and could not keep them on the hook to land. Had a good time, but want a more bendy rod.

    so wondering, should I change from graphite 4 wt to fiberglass 4 wt? or go down to fiberglass 3 wt?

    Jay
     
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    I can't compare to a 3 wt as I don't own any.;) But I have several glass and Bamboo in four weight. I have a Lamiglass three piece that is E glass. Very noodlie. The Cabela's are either a mix or S glass or both. They are soft but not super soft. I am able to roll cast 40' with two flies using the 6'6" Cabela's four weight. Love it and the price so much I bought the 7/8 weight.
    Can't wait to try that on Carp. I just want someone with me to help net one as I think with that rod it could be a battle.
     
  14. John Wallace

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    I thought for sure someone would have posted unless I missed it. They are coming out with another fiberglass line that is better and running about 149.00. They have a 6'2" 2wt I will be getting. Nice looking rods.
     
  15. Josh

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    Do you have a link to any of those John? Photos somewhere?