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Re: new glass from cabela's

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Diamondglass has a 8' and 8'6" listed, MSRP for both is $299, though.

The 8' is supposed to be lackluster, but that's hearsay.

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Re: new glass from cabela's

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I have an old Fenwick Feralite, I believe it is 8.5', 5wt. It broke near a ferrule, and I was just wondering if you guys know of any place to contact for repairs. I think it may be impossible to fix, but I like the rod and it has sentimental value as well.

Thanks for the links guys.

Posted on: 2011/1/14 12:23
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Try the Yuku board above, if it's doable I'm positive they can help you.

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I am trying to figure out why Cabela's is doing this, or rather, how they came up with the idea that glass would be the material of choice. I don't see how it could be anything other than checking out the internet blogs and forums. Either that, or someone named Cabela discovered glass for him or her self. Or both.

7 ft. 6 in. 8 wt? At first glance, seems strange. But then if you carp on small streams, could be just the ticket.

Somebody at Cabela's is doing some thinking. I hope this works for them, though that would mean they won't make it to the Bargain Cave.

Posted on: 2011/1/15 12:05


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I am trying to figure out why Cabela's is doing this, or rather, how they came up with the idea that glass would be the material of choice. I don't see how it could be anything other than checking out the internet blogs and forums. Either that, or someone named Cabela discovered glass for him or her self. Or both.

7 ft. 6 in. 8 wt? At first glance, seems strange. But then if you carp on small streams, could be just the ticket.

Somebody at Cabela's is doing some thinking. I hope this works for them, though that would mean they won't make it to the Bargain Cave.


New market to exploit. Cashes in on their anniversery thing, cheap to produce with an appopriate partner.

Glass may be prone to experience a rennaisance since bamboo has gotten quite expensive, and is often considered delicate by many people.

Long glass rods aren't common, and most of the "professional" bass rods are under 8' because "tournament rules."

I can think of places to try this out, and at $100, I'm not gonna argue.

Posted on: 2011/1/15 13:08
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Re: new glass from cabela's

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I'd like to learn more about making my own blanks, I often thought about what it would take to get setup for some thing like That. How does one come upon mandrels?

Posted on: 2011/1/15 13:45


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sundrunk, call mike mcfarland at mcfarland rod co. ( I built a 3pc 8ft 5wt last year, building a 3pc 7'6" 4wt unsanded yellow blank from him this year!) he has started making his own blanks, and last year he bought all the equipment from the old diamondglass factory in vermont. I don't think its a simple thing, lots of trial and error, lots of junked blanks and fiberglass tomato stakes! I've also thought about it, but I just don't have the time to commit to such an endeavor.
you can go on the yuku fiberglass board, lots of blank makers post there, mcfarland, paddock, kabuto, kenny, and tom morgan to name a few. if your really serious, these guys will talk with you, they are a good bunch of guys with a mad passion about fishing rods.
to those that wonder why glass? it just has a feel that some folks like, same as a fast graphite has a feel that other folks like. it's all in how you cast and what feels good to you.

Posted on: 2011/1/15 14:00


Re: new glass from cabela's

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I think that short 8wt would be a nice canoe bass and carp rod. I like a shorter rod in a canoe. might have to try one for 100 bucks!

Posted on: 2011/1/15 14:02


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I think that short 8wt would be a nice canoe bass and carp rod. I like a shorter rod in a canoe. might have to try one for 100 bucks!


Why is that? I find a 10' rod to be much more effective for casting when I am that close the water. Could be my sloppy casting.

Posted on: 2011/1/15 14:27


Re: new glass from cabela's

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I checked the fiberglass board. Apparently, the Cabela's rods are the same as this line:

Vision Cult Fiber Fly Rod Series

The 7 ft for 5 wt is not among them.

One of the guys on that board said they were not particularly good (the Vision rods), so I would tread carefully and wait for the reviews. $100 is too rich for something that I would just toss on auction.

If the main difference is just cosmetic, that 7.5 ft 8 wt is a club at 139 grams.

Posted on: 2011/1/15 14:28


Re: new glass from cabela's

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jdaddy, I just like a shorter rod in a canoe, everything seems easier for me. I seldom have to cast very far, usually only 25-30 ft.
I've used a 5'5" 4wt bamboo at times, casts great for the distances I need.

Posted on: 2011/1/15 14:33


Re: new glass from cabela's

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Biker,

I bought one of his 8' #5 ,3 piece, spruce creek rods at somerset a couple of years ago, it's my travel rod..great rod, I'll contact him, thanks..

Tom Morgan makes a great fiberglass rod.

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that's the same rod I built up, it's SMOOTH!!!
tom morgan has a new line of glass coming out, due this spring, looking forward to hearing about them.
for those that don't know, tom used to own winston.

Posted on: 2011/1/15 16:52


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Seems odd to me. I started with a glass rod and when I got a graphite..WOW..what a difference. Not sure I wnna go back. I do remember Cabela's doing glass rods a few years ago,so other than the anniversary thing it's not new. But they look good and cant beat that price...may have to test one out.

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Re: new glass from cabela's

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like I stated earlier, it's all in what you like and how you cast.
also, the new glass rods coming out today don't feel anything like an old shakespeare wonderod, not to ditch wonderods, I own several, just saying the new generation of glass is much different.
some folks like a fast rod, some don't.

Posted on: 2011/1/15 17:33



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