I have a couple of their Stowaway rods and really like them. I purchased them for very specific applications and didn't plan to use them much, but they get used all the time.
Some of their combo packages are really good deals.
I have a Stowaway 6 that I bought because I could keep it in the tour pack on my Harley. It is actually a pretty nice rod. I also have a Genesis two piece in a 4wt which I use for Blue Gill fishing here in Nebraska. It will probably get less use after my move to the PNW but it is also a decent rod. Are there better rods out there? Sure, but for the price they are nice rods.
I am using Cabela's L-Tech rods in both 4 and 5 wts for all of my lake fishing. They are powerful and smooth and can carry a lot of sinking line in the air for those long cast. I just love 'em and sold my TFO rods once I got these. They are almost as light as an Orvis Helios but cost less than 1/3 of the price. Their best feature may be the reel seat! It is the finest and most positive I have ever seen. The 25 year warranty ain't bad either.
Hi, i was curious because of the catalog they have, i have have redington classic trout rods i was thinking to buy some more rods and i don't know what brands are good and so forth and i am skeptical of a company at times that has there own line of gear, i shouldn't be because i buy and test out all the time various other store brands like the walmart brand, safeway brand or kroger brand to name a few. Right now i'm trying to get a 23 yo disabled girl started on fly fishing and i keep looking for a rod for her.
Yes, Cabela's rods are any good, along with most all other brands on the market. It comes down to what you want in a rod, and why you want particular attributes. Cabela's offers fly rods from $49 to over $300. I've had 3 Cabela's Three Forks model rods, their cheapest line I think, in 6, 8, and 10 wts. The action is not my favorite, but they are similar to the most popular fast action rods being offered. The rods work just fine for the purposes I bought them for. I bought 4-piece models (well the 6 wt is 5-piece) for travel rods, and the fast action is good for salt water use.