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Cabelas C.G.R. 359-3
From York, PA
I know that these rods have been discussed a couple of times already but I just received mine and figured I would voice my opinion.
After fishing for native brookies for the first time, I decided that I wanted a shorter and more sensitive rod. The rod that I was using is a 7' 4wt which is plenty short but I really wanted something that made the fish feel like more than creek chubs when hooked.
I settled on the 5'9" 3wt Cabelas 50th anniversary CGR rod. It arrived today and I decided to take it to a friend's farm pond to catch bluegills and possibly a bass. The pond is probably an acre big and has a dock that goes almost to the middle.
The first thing I did was tie on a fly and try casting. I am not sure what the brand of line i'm using is because I got it from my grandfather on a reel but I do know that it is a 4wt WF floating line. I found that 30' casts were no problem at all and took little effort. 45' casts were not too difficult either. I am sure that further casts could be made but I was eager to see how the fish made the rod bend.
This pond is filled with some of the biggest panfish I have ever seen. These things fight harder that a lot of the bass in the pond and were really making the rod bend. I loved the sensitivity of the fiberglass rod. I then threw on a popper and caught about a 12" bass.
All in all, I find this to be a great rod. It will be nice while moving through the thick brush surrounding brookie streams and should make the fish feel a good bit bigger.
Posted on: 2012/5/25 21:47
Re: Cabelas C.G.R. 359-3
i wouldn't wish this on any one who fishes tight little troot streams. its perfectly ideal for flipping 14 poppers to panfishes, though.
its also not a 4wt. its an atrocious 4wt. its not even a "half size heavier" 3wt.
Posted on: 2012/5/27 0:00
April 8, 2007 - December 4, 2011.
And why not?
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