Thursday, February 26, 2015

Cabela's C.G.R. Glass Rod

While wondering about Cabela's web site last week I came upon a sale that caught my eye. It was a particular fly rod, that fly rod was their "CGR" Cabela's Glass Rod. It was a three piece five foot nine inch three weight. It's price was 79.95. So for that price I was sure I was going to order one, and I did.

The rod was delivered to the Cabela's retail store in East Hartford, so there was no shipping charge, and I picked it up Tuesday. When I brought it home and unpacked it I was thrilled by what I saw. The rod blank was a polished green, and had spigot ferrules, precise markings, nicely spaced guides and exceptional cork. The reel seat is also cork which is part of the handle which has a very nice taper, sliding rings are used to hold the reel.


When I assembled the rod the three pieces fit snuggly and separated with that nice "pop". When assembled the rod had a great feel, soft but not like a wet noodle. I paired it up with a Battenkill 3/4 reel with a 3wt line and took it out to cast it. The rod loaded well and cast the line beautifully. I was able to roll cast without much effort, which is a big part of small stream fishing.


I am very anxious to fish this rod. I have a particular stream in mind but I'll have to wait until the freeze is gone. I think for a price of 79.95 I got a gem of a deal.





24 comments:

  1. I have this rod. It's a lot of fun. Enjoy!

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    1. Ben B.
      Thanks.
      I'm sure it will become a favorite.

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  2. Sweet looking casting instrument Brk Trt..

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    1. penbayman,
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      Mike it sure looks to be a winner.

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  3. You'll enjoy it. I picked up the 4-weight a few years ago, it's one of my favorites.

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    1. Michael Agneta,
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      I'm sure I will Mike. From the responses quite a few of you guys have had experience with this rod.

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  4. I have been thinking of getting one of these from the USA since the first time they sold them. Sweet arent they..

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    1. Andy,
      Thanks.
      I have not fished this rod, but from the looks and feel and the lawn casting they are indeed sweet.

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  5. Alan
    Exceptional looking fly rod for that price. I am really impressed with the handle and reel seat, which blends well with the rod itself. I think the Battenkill is an excellent choice for the reel pairing. I have the Battenkill I and II and impressed with both reels. Looking forward to a report. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Bill Trussell,
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      Bill the lines on this rod work so well, very pleasing. The Battenkill seems to work well. Can't wait to take a brookie on it.

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  6. Alan - enjoy it, it is a sweet small stream rod, loved mine til I feel in love with another

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    1. Mark,
      Thanks.
      I can't wait to cast it on a favorite stream......soon I hope.

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  7. Although I don't own one, I've seen many positive reviews by hardcore glass geeks. I think you'll love it for small streams.

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    1. Howard Levett,
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      Howard funny thing, I didn't reed the reviews on this rod until I purchased it.

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  8. I have three of them. You are going to love it. Great score

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    1. J and M Flies,
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      Now there's a positive review. I can't doubt a man who owns three of them.

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  9. That is a beauty Al!!!! Now you've got me thinking ...!

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    1. TROUTI,
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      Pete you will love it, and you can't beat the price.
      We can have a all glass meet up>

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  10. They are a beautiful piece of work for the money invested. I don't own one, but, I soon might. At that sale price, why would an avid angler pass one up? Looking forward to reading about your success with the rod.

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    1. Mel,
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      Very true, for the money it's a great deal. Now I want to fish it.

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  11. Makes me want to pick one up with all these positive reviews!

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    1. RI brook trout,
      Thanks.
      I can't give you an actual fishing review of it but just from seeing and lawn casting it this rod's a winner.

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  12. I've had glass on the brain all winter and have taken my old 7ft Fenwick for a workout within the month on the Swift. It was rated a 5 wt but casts a 3 wt triangle taper easily. That's glass for you- very forgiving. Your Cabela rod has me thinking.....

    Ken

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  13. Millers River Flyfisher,
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    Ken you are so right when you say they are forgiving. I think you'll like this rod, and for the price it's hard to pass.

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