Is Cabelas fly rods any good?

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  1. Akuriko

    Akuriko Member

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    Hi, i was reading my cabelas fly fishing catalog since bass pro hasn't come out with there's yet and i was curious, is cabelas fly rods any good? are they worth the money?
     
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    Yes and no. And some are. IMO
     
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    Asking about a general brand, not a specific rod/price point, you are going to get the full spectrum of answers.

    The best way to discuss and review a rod is to pick a specific make and model. Check reviews online and ask for personal feedback from members.
    Rods are specific to a persons ability/style etc etc.

    I have a RLS906-4, its a great rod for throwing sculpins, leeches and minnows.

    Bottom line, take it for a test drive, throw some bugs around before you buy it, if ever possible.
     
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    DanielOcean Steelhead Virgin

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    I went through this same thing last year. So I will make this crystal clear for you. YES Cabela's rods are just fine. Go buy one and start fishing.
     
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    cuponoodle breakfast la flama blanca

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    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.
     
  6. Steve Unwin

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    Yes, they are just fine. Are they as good as rods costing 3x as much, no. But if you can afford a cabelas rod, and it gets you out fishing then go for it.

    I also have a Stowaway 6wt that I really like. I've heard good things about the Three Forks rods too.

    At worst you replace it later with something nicer, and you have a good backup rod available.

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    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.
     
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    Bought a Stowaway 6wt years ago when the airlines started giving me grief about my 2pc rod tube. Think I payed $95 and I've been very happy with it.

    Regards,
    Scott
     
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    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.

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  10. Akuriko

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    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. :)
     
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    I second the L-Tech endorsement. I tend to strong-arm a little more than I need to and the rod complements that. And the reel seat, no doubt!
     
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    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.

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  13. Akuriko

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    Thanks, i assume then the cabelas reels are just as good then?
     
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    I like my RLS.

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    This is where I will answer with "it depends". My rule of thumb is the bigger the fish you are going for the more you should pay.
     
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