Friday, March 15, 2013

Cabela's TQR, And......

While browsing a local Cabela's I noticed a rod that was marked down, actually several marked down. But this model caught my eye, especially the bottom line price. I picked it up to check it out a little closer and to get the feel of it. I noticed it was a 2wt, and only 5ft. It was 2 piece and had a cork reel seat. The blank was a nice olive color and the cosmetic stuff seemed OK. The rod is Cabelas TQR, I guess that means tight quarters rod. I'm going to pair it up with a few reels to see what balances, and give it a test today. Another nice feature is the cloth bag and hard tube, along with the mark down price of $76.00.


Cabela's TRQ


Veal meatballs, cooked with fresh Roma tomatoes, garlic and parsley.


Venison slices with onions, mushrooms, and served over noodles.


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25 comments:

  1. I'm interested to see how that rod works out. Did you sign up for Cameron's rod loaning program at Fiberglass Manifesto? I'm gonna try it.

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    1. Kevin Frank,
      Thanks.
      I'll give you a report soon. I'll check that out.

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  2. I have the TQR 7ft 2wt. I thought the price was the most amazing part, until I casted it! This is my go-to rod for chasing Brookies now. You will enjoy it thoroughly.

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    1. Jay,
      Thanks.
      You can't beat the price. Small streams and the rods you use to fish them will take a beating, so price is important.

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  3. Rod looks sweet! I just got a 5 ' on Tues! Love the short stix!

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    1. Swamp Yankee,
      Thanks.
      Was the rod a TQR?

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    2. No tqr. I got the tfo. Its a half weight 5' 3 piece. Packs down to 22" for hiking. Maybe if my wife loosens up the chore list this weekend I might get to try it for a review on my blog. Have fun! TL

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  4. Brk Trt, yes I too admire the Cabelas TQR rod. Its a great feeling rod in your hand don't you think?
    I own a Cabelas Clear Creek 7' 1wt that I really for those those small streams & I wouldn't want my little 1 wt rod taking a back seat. I do really like the idea of the 5'ft length that the TQR brings.

    There are a lot of GREAT deals all over on fly rods this time of year, and you can really make a score as you just did on your new TQR. Well Done!

    I'll enjoy your up coming report on your new fly rod addition.......Phil

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    1. DRYFLYGUY,
      Thanks. When I first picked it up I loved the feel of it. I think it's going to be OK.

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  5. Really a good bargain Alan! I like shorter rods when fishing small streams. It's just more fun than with a longer rod. You'll have great moments coming with this new rod after you're done eating will say... Thanks for sharing!

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    1. The Jassid Man,
      Thanks.
      I'm waiting to fish a few of those little creeks where the brush can be a little pain in the a##. Should work well there.

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  6. Congratulations on hitting on a treasure while you were browsing at Cabela's. I am not familiar with this rod series, but, look forward to reading what you think after using it for awhile. Unreal price for rod, plus, case!

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    1. Rainbow Chaser,
      Thanks.
      It was like a garage sale. All of a sudden one finds a real bargain.

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  7. I've been eyeing those rods up myself, looking forward to hearing your thoughts on it. Your food pictures always look delicious.

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    1. Bill,
      Thanks.
      They have several sizes in the series, and should handle a variety of streams.

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  8. Looks like a trip to Hartford is on the list

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    1. joe,
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      Be careful, one must have discipline when entering such places.

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  9. Looking forward to your review Brk Trt.

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    1. penbayman,
      Thanks.
      I know of a few streams in western Maine where it will get a workout.

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  10. BT,
    let us know how it worked out, am in the market for a short rod too.
    cliff

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    1. cphaneuf,
      Thanks.
      I'll post a first report very soon.

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  11. Alan
    I wish we had a Cabelas here instead of the Bass Pro. I have the Temple Fork 7 1/2 ft. 3 wt. and really like it. I use it on the tailrace sometimes--extremely light and sensitive. I know the 5 ft. will be good for those small streams you fish. That is a great price for that type fly rod. The food is out of bounds as Guy Fieri would say----thanks for sharing

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    1. Bill Trussell,
      Thanks.
      TFO rods are great, and they are a real value.

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