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ZP6  
#1 Posted : Wednesday, April 22, 2015 5:56:46 PM(UTC)
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Anyone have experience with this fly rod? I'm looking to get my buddy into fly fishing and found this deal online.

http://www.cabelas.com/p...-Fishing-Rod-Reel-Combos|/pc/104793480/c/104721480/sc/105571980/Cabelas-RLS-Fly-Combo/1555116.uts?destination=%2Fcatalog%2Fbrowse%2Ffly-fishing-rod-reel-combos%2F_%2FN-1102570%2FNs-CATEGORY_SEQ_105571980

Or any recommendations for a nice combo in the $150 range? He will be using it more for bass and pike.

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aaron14  
#2 Posted : Wednesday, April 22, 2015 6:07:08 PM(UTC)
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I have the 8'-6" 4-wt and my brother has the 9' 5-wt. I don't have a lot of experience with other rods but I really like it.
MNFishhunter  
#3 Posted : Wednesday, April 22, 2015 6:16:01 PM(UTC)
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8 ft 7wgt Eagle Claw Featherlight for maybe $35.00 and a click and pawl reel from Ebay for less than $50.00.
wannaseemysexdungeon  
#4 Posted : Wednesday, April 22, 2015 6:18:47 PM(UTC)
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I have the reel and love the reel, casted the rod a few times and would defiantly be a good place to start
My fly box is a tree
Jacobson_19  
#5 Posted : Wednesday, April 22, 2015 6:31:48 PM(UTC)
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I have the 8'6" 4wt as well and love it. Don't have much experience with other combos but would definitely suggest it.
Ive been looking for a 9wt combo and looked at the RLS combo first cause I like it, but was disappointed to see they only go up to an 8wt Sad
DanE  
#6 Posted : Wednesday, April 22, 2015 6:58:03 PM(UTC)
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For the money, you can't get a better value on rod, reel, line, backing and case. I got my 8wt combo for the same reason, good value for the price. I have fished pike and bass and it has worked great. The 35" pike below tested the drag a bit, and the reel performed well.

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trippytrouter  
#7 Posted : Wednesday, April 22, 2015 10:41:12 PM(UTC)
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I've broke 3 rods and love the reels
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trippytrouter  
#8 Posted : Wednesday, April 22, 2015 10:42:20 PM(UTC)
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Get your buddy a sage one elite. He won't regret it
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RippinLips87  
#9 Posted : Thursday, April 23, 2015 5:50:11 AM(UTC)
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i have the 9' 8wt RLS combo. I threw the line away and bought some good SA. This combo is solid and it has a 10yr warranty. Cabelas stands by their product, so if anything happens go in and they will replace it.
Fish 'til you swim with them
“Game fish are too valuable to be caught only once.” ~Lee Wulff
DanE  
#10 Posted : Thursday, April 23, 2015 5:58:39 AM(UTC)
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trippytrouter wrote:
Get your buddy a sage one elite. He won't regret it


If you can find one for $150, let me know, I am all over it!ThumpUp
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