Monday, February 8, 2016

Cabela's Prime Fiberglass Fly Rod

Cathey and I stopped by the new Cabela’s in Huntsville Friday on our way to see our daughter’s family in Tennessee. This store is larger than the one we visited back in the summer in Nebraska. I was really impressed with all the merchandize I saw in the store especially in the fly fishing department where I spent the majority of my time. The main reason for the stop was to purchase some new fly line, and some waist waders. I haven’t replaced my 3 weight fly line in four years and wouldn’t replace it now but the loop broke and I didn’t want to use a knot to connect leader and fly line. I clean all my fly lines at least 4 or five times a year and I assume that is why it lasted as long as it has. The price of fly line is ridiculously high so I was looking for quality line, at a reasonable price
Cabela's Prestige fly line was exactly what I was looking for.  
 
I feel my chest waders with the seams wearing are nearing their last wade and will need to be replaced for this season. I’ve wanted to try some waist waders for sometime not only for the comfort in the summer months but for the depth of water I wade in now. I never wade in water now days above my knees.
After suiting up in a couple of pair, I finally settled on Cabela's Breathable Premium waders.
As always when I visit the big box sporting goods stores, I find something that I think I just can’t do without. Well today was no exception; after touching the surface and feeling the flex of Cabela’s Prime fly rod I was impressed big time!! The 7’ 1” ---4 weight was awesome, but a number of anglers looking at the fly rod in the store as well as me all agreed that Cabela needs to add a 3 weight in the 7 ft. series. I have fished with numerous fiberglass fly rods over the years, but the Prime is in another class, simply put; it is the best fiberglass fly rod I have ever touch!!! 
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17 comments:

Mark Kautz-Shoreman said...

My wife has been promising to take me to Cabela's in Reno for several years now. Some how I don't think I can afford the trip. Cabela's just has too much good "stuff".

Drew LooknFishy said...

Bill I can't go in the big box stores and leave w/o something either. I'm just happy it haven't left with a new boat yet!

Bill Trussell said...

Mark
Cabela's and Bass Pro have the merchandise, if one has the money to shell out. I read the other day that Bass Pro, is looking into buying Cabela's out. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Drew
Both stores are over priced on at least 90% of the merchandise they sell. Thanks for the comment

Brk Trt said...

Bill nice going, I love my waist-high waders.
Kirk fishes a Prime rod and absolutely loves it.
As far as fly lines I shop for the cheap deals. Allen has some reasonable lines.

Walt Franklin said...

It's a good time of year to assess our fishing gear and to see what needs replacement (or what needs supplementary items). I find that Cabela's Plus or Premium gear is almost worth the price, if needed. Thanks Bill.

Bill Trussell said...

Alan
One of my fishing buddies fishes Cabela's Prestige, and really likes its performance. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Walt
I have wading with Cabela's chest waders for some years and know how durable they are. I hope their waist waders are the same. Thanks for the comment

penbayman said...

It's always fun to check out the new gear..

Ben Mckinley said...

Cabelas makes some good stuff, unfortunately the price point can be a bit steep.

Howard Levett said...

I love visiting the Cabelas in Nebraska but I don't think I've ever bought anything there. I've only been to Bass Pro once and was sorely disappointed in their fly fishing selection. I'm going to check out the Cabelas rods just in case I need to add another rod to my arsenal.

Bill Trussell said...

Pen
New gear for me is a big bill up to the upcoming fishing season. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Ben
Anytime one goes beyond the beginners level in fly fishing, it gets expensive, especially if one is on a fixed income. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Howard
I agree Cabela's has Bass Pro beat when it comes to fly fishing. Thanks for the comment

Lester Kish said...

Hi Bill, it's true, line can be a bit pricey. But, when we consider how "hard" it gets used, its quite a bargain. I went back to a double taper line (by Scientific Anglers) last year. Once I'm done abusing the present front end I can reverse it and have a "new" line.

And, like you, I find most of the Cabelas stuff to be quite good.

Bill Trussell said...

Lester
The line I replaced was still good; aside from the loop broken I would still be using it. I think key to any line's use is keeping it clean. I haven't used the double taper and will give it a try on my next replacement. Thanks for comment

Phillip McCutchen said...

If I could only throw one fly rod for the rezt of my life, my 7'1 4wt Prime would be it. I LOVE mine. Caught some nice brown trout on it this week.