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snbrd4evr  
#11 Posted : Saturday, November 26, 2016 7:11:59 PM(UTC)
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ilikefood wrote:
Gerrber wrote:
Looks like it's gonna be a CGR party in the Driftless next season. I pulled the trigger on a 3 wt. That. 50$ price tag has been on it since last week(that's when I bought mine), I wonder the reason for the fire sale. Either way I know the rod receives pretty positive reviews for its price so I'm stoked to give it a spin.


I just joined the party. $50 for the rod seems good. I'll see how it does on the stream next year. Picked up the 4wt at 6ft 6 in. Should be a nice short rod for our area streams. I needed something a bit smaller than my 5 wt 9 ft for the small stuff around here. I think this will work well. Thanks for posting about this rod, Bill!

What is everyone using for the reels on these CGR's?


I plan on using my old Pflueger Medalist with DT 5wt line. Right now I use it on my Dad's bamboo South Bend 290 5/6 weight. So it should work well on the CGR 5wt. I think.

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big_river_bum  
#12 Posted : Sunday, November 27, 2016 4:23:03 AM(UTC)
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i have the new cabelas cgr click and pawl on my 3wt. works slick. I just bought the 2wt. and the 4wt last month. I also have the 5/6wt. LOL

I love these rods. and have never paid even close to full price for one. landed a 16" brown on the 5'9" 3wt last year during caddis hatch. it was an epic fight
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#13 Posted : Sunday, November 27, 2016 2:15:49 PM(UTC)
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I purchased the Echo Ion 2-3 reel last night and rocked my Echo Base four wt with new line in Iowa today.
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IL.flyfisher  
#14 Posted : Sunday, November 27, 2016 6:34:21 PM(UTC)
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I bought a 5 weight this summer. I like the rod, but the ferrules do not seem to seat all the way. When you put it together there is still about 1/2" of unfinished rod showing. Is this normal for this model?
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#15 Posted : Sunday, November 27, 2016 7:17:23 PM(UTC)
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Cabela's has a good deal on this reel case. Only $18.

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ilikefood  
#16 Posted : Sunday, November 27, 2016 8:25:20 PM(UTC)
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IL.flyfisher wrote:
I bought a 5 weight this summer. I like the rod, but the ferrules do not seem to seat all the way. When you put it together there is still about 1/2" of unfinished rod showing. Is this normal for this model?


I found this on Cabela's website before you posted this question. It's called a spigot ferrule and is normal:

Spigot ferrules are still found on some of the finest fly
rods in the world, but due to production costs, have become
quite rare these days. Spigot ferrules were a common rod
component at the time of Cabela's founding, and we included
them in order to be true to the era in the looks and
performance of these rods.
In this type of ferrule, an insert, (the spigot) is glued
inside the butt section with a couple of inches protruding.
When the rod is assembled, the spigot fits inside the female
end of the next section. In the Golden era of glass rods,
this method was one of the best ways to efficiently transfer
energy throughout the blank and allow the rod to flex
without creating a hinge or flat spot on the blank.
When you assemble the rod, there will be a gap between the
sections, this is normal, and over the course of the rod's
life the spigots will wear and reduce the gap size. Do not
try to force the sections together!
What was big was not the trout, but the chance. What was full was not my creel, but my memory.
- Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac, p. 40 (Oxford University Press, 1949).
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